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  1. #1
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    Longboard or sponge???

    I've been hitting the knee-highs at low tide with my son & got to thinking....on 1 to 2 foot days, what do you guys have a better time with: A log or a sponge?

    I'm not talking about what has more diversity or value and I'm not interested in doing other stuff. I'm talking about nothing over knee high coming in and you need some wave time.

  2. #2
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    Well if you want wave time i say longboard, but if you want to try to pull into some knee-high barrels than go with the sponge.

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    I got my first longboard this past winter figuring I can use it on the smaller days.Didnt think it was going to be flat almost every day.There some hope for this weekend thou.

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    Longboard is more versatile .Only thing that is in the sponges favor is its lighter

  5. #5
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    I would have to say Longboard. I have been having a lot of fun doing the LB thing on smaller days. Back in the day, I would pump through ankle high slop on my Shortboard, but now that I just throw the log out there and noseride tiny surf, its pretty f*OI*&in fun...

    As far as sponging, the ONLY situation where a sponge is better than a surfboard of some kind is if its REALLY big out, or super heavy. Sponges are good on slabs and huge inverted faces, other than that, there is no point to looking at one if you are a surfer....

    Bodyboarding small surf is no fun. You might as well bodysurf. Thats much more productive than flopping around on a sponge in ankle high closeouts. Bodyboards need some size so they can get their speed up. Logs take off like rockets in small surf. Thats why they are gigantic. my opinion

  6. #6
    I'd say a longboard for sure. There's nothing I'd rather be on in real surf than a bodyboard but it's no fun when it's small and weak...and on the flip side, a longboard can be really fun when it's small and weak.

  7. #7
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    a log for sure...a nice big, heavy, single fin log. keep that momentum going...inertia is your friend! i've had some days on mini waves that have been incredibly fun...far beyond what i was hoping to get out of the session.

    sponges are fun to mess around on now & then, but only in beach break shore pound, & not on a regular basis.

  8. #8
    with small waves bodyboard can be fun for boogie skimming too, thats one of the funnest things to do

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    a log for sure...a nice big, heavy, single fin log. keep that momentum going...inertia is your friend! i've had some days on mini waves that have been incredibly fun...far beyond what i was hoping to get out of the session.

    sponges are fun to mess around on now & then, but only in beach break shore pound, & not on a regular basis.
    I totally disagree. I actually hate shore pound and I bodyboard. I don't know who could find a place like the wedge or waimea shore break fun. Risking getting paralyzed for a 2 sec ride on a monster close out that smashes you into the sand. There garbage waves with high risk low reward. There's nothing better than a long clean breaking open face ride to carve on with a bodyboard. To each their own.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by surfswell View Post
    with small waves bodyboard can be fun for boogie skimming too, thats one of the funnest things to do
    Good way to destroy your board. Make sure you use a really really cheap board for that.