well, my 5'9 Al Merrick is getting a little too small for me, and seems to bog alot. I weigh about 120 lbs, and am 5'8. I surf smaller, mushier waves, with the occasional 4-5 foot swell.
Im looking to buy a shortboard that performs well in smaller surf, but can also handle bigger swells for the fall/winter season. The Al Merrick Whip seems like it would fit my taste, but seems a little bit too pricy, and I dont know what size would be ideal. Can anyone help decide on the dimensions my board should be, and a good model I should look at?
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Thread: Shortboard Size
Last edited by ND081; Aug 7, 2010 at 05:01 PM.
don't go too big! i'm 5'11"/175lbs and i surf 5'4"X19.5X2.5...shorter and fatter iz thu trend theeze dayz, az peeple r realizin' that we're not surfin' purfect barrellz everyday...
The Whip's 2 high-purformance/narrow for around here. i'd go with thu dumpster diver fer sur!
I've got my eye on the JS Blak Box recently...
THe Stump from Rusty looks sick!
THe ROcket looks crayzeey az well...
I ride The Rat model...i have NO REGRETS about it!
whutever u doo go with Epoxy technology! will last 4ever!
Last edited by kman; Aug 7, 2010 at 10:17 PM.
Aug 8, 2010, 01:29 AM #3Senior Member
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- May 2008
- central li, topsail island nc
was out with a guy that had a whip and loved it. it was going really well.. i have a dominator by firewire. best board i've ever ridden
Aug 8, 2010, 02:00 AM #4
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- Jun 2010
- Carolina Beach
im 5'8" 140lbs and have a 5'9" Merrick Flyer thats a lot of fun. it works well in the small mushy stuff and bigger days like we had today, good all around board for sure. im always on either that or my 6'x19 1/4 Blair swallowtail thats got a little more volume to get into waves earlier but the two seem to work well in similar conditions. id definitely check out the dumpster diver though it looks sick!
alright cool, i think im going to take a look at the dumpster diver, or the stump. both look awesome. does anyone know how they do in bigger surf? (new jersey big )
Aug 10, 2010, 12:34 AM #6Junior Member
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- May 2010
- at the beach
I've got a Channel Islands Skinny Fish 5''9 and I've never been happier. It excels in 2 foot crap surf. Oh yeah and its a quad