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    Anacapa

    Anacapa Surfboards. Does anyone know anything about them? Reviews? Comments? Anything would help. I saw one cheap in the shop, only $375

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    Thumbs up anacapa

    I got a 6'6" Glider for my daughter. It's a Merrick design (Flyer) made in Thailand (cheap labor). I paid $150. brand new. They also make a pro standard and a swallow tail. Three models total.The glassing is good but not as good as Merricks glassed in CA. The board also seems a little heavier than a comparable Merrick and rides a little stiff (to me) The Anacapa brand is no longer made so you are getting existing stock (http://www.islesurfboards.com/gsi-cl...oard-sale.aspx) This is the distributor and on this site they are $299. That's a pretty good deal for a new board.

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    anacapa

    My friend got the anacapa off the isle surfboards site. Depending on preference, you might not like that board. It doesn't float or paddle too great, but we're longboard people so who knows.

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    the distributors are dumping them for really cheap.

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    Nothing wrong with them. A good deal if you ask me... if your not hung up on brand stuff. Or telling everyone on the beach how cool you Campbell Brothers quad is while putting on your Patagonia wetsuit.

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    Agreed...picked up one as a spare...they are based off al merrick designes and you are correct, they feel a bit heavier to me but i dont mind a little extra weight to my board. Helps me go faster and turn harder. Decent boards all around though.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Salty J View Post
    Campbell Brothers quad

    You just showed everybody how little you know about surfboards.

    Support your local shaper, don't buy pop outs.
    Buy a nice used surfboard- reduce, reuse, and recycle.
    Leave a smaller footprint behind you. Your children will appreciate it.
    These anacapa boards are cheap, and will breakdown quicker, landing in a landfill quicker... a great gift for your kid. Future generations will thank you for saving that $100.

    A better gift for your kids would be to buy a nice used one and spend some quality time together teaching them how to fix their own dings. Or maybe buying some cheap foam at Home Depot and building one with your kid and enjoy that experience even more. Hell, you can build a brand new board with supplies from Home Depot for under $120. How much was that piecacrapa from overseas?

    Surfing isn't always about the time you spend on a wave. Spend time with your kids and let them appreciate riding different crappy old boards from garage sales... single fins, old twins, what ever. They don't need "Brand New" everytime.
    Last edited by mofosurfer.com; Nov 5, 2009 at 09:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofosurfer.com View Post
    support your local shaper, don't buy pop outs.
    Buy a nice used surfboard- reduce, reuse, and recycle.
    Leave a smaller footprint behind you. Your children will appreciate it.
    These anacapa boards are cheap, and will breakdown quicker, landing in a landfill quicker... a great gift for your kid. Future generations will thank you for saving that $100.

    A better gift for your kids would be to buy a nice used one and spend some quality time together teaching them how to fix their own dings. Or maybe buying some cheap foam at Home Depot and building one with your kid and enjoy that experience even more. Hell, you can build a brand new board with supplies from Home Depot for under $120. How much was that piecacrapa from overseas?
    Word.

    Quote Originally Posted by CMSsurf21 View Post
    Anacapa Surfboards. Does anyone know anything about them? Reviews? Comments? Anything would help. I saw one cheap in the shop, only $375
    By the way thats not a good deal. With a budget of $375 and an hour or two you could find 5 used boards in the surf shop racks just about anywhere that are better than an Anacapa. new doesnt = good. It just means new.
    Last edited by scotty; Nov 5, 2009 at 10:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMSsurf21 View Post
    Anacapa Surfboards. Does anyone know anything about them?
    They're a little stringy and the fiberglass gives me the runs, but it's worth it for the delightful meal sitting on top.

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    yea i was thinkin of buying one myself