i was wondering what 5 top boards they wish they had are... maybe some one will have one for sale?!?!
1.Al Merrick/CI 5'10 Tangent
2.Al Merrick/CI 5'6 Dumpster diver
3.Lost 5'4 rocket
4.JC 5'8 Torpedo
5.Al Merrick/CI 5'4 Pod
....wow, now that i think of it i guess i really like merricks
1. FCD/Patagonia Mako 7'0" (Wide and great for slop in Delmarva. Paddles Fast)
2. FCD/Patagonia DM3 5'11" (Love shape and Swallow Tail for EC waves)
3. Al Merrick Fishcuit 5'6" (Fast and fun!)
4. FCD/Patagonia Octopus 5'10" (Great for head high +)
5. AL Merrick Dumpster Diver 5'8" (Again good for chest high +)
Realistically in Delmarva you need to add some volume or length to combat the waves being dumped out front.
At 30 years old & 200 lbs. and the fact I surf the Bay and VB, I tend to ride boards with a bit more volume, but...
1. 6'4 PU round pin shortboard- doesn't matter who- I've have had plenty of good ones for big companies and local shapers
2. 6'0 PU 7S Super Fish- I know they are pop out machine shapes but they work so good
3. 5'11 Epoxy Mike Hynson Twinzer- A must for east coast surfers- all doubters and haters must try... on second thought don't so I can continue catching all the waves
4. 6'6 CI Black Beauty- For fun head high+ days
5. Hmmm...either a 9'0 PU round pin cruizer shape longboard for the super small summer days or a 6'0 foam INT fish with the rubber fins for shore break shredding
I haven't seen much love for epoxy as far as top five boards. I have local shapes and buy from local shops ..the REAL shops not the frat boy cool guy hang outs (any one from VB will know which ones I mean) but the average PU board lasts me a year before its full of dings but I have an epoxy that is still watertight 3 years later.