Another Shortboard Post

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by agnsurfer, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. agnsurfer

    agnsurfer Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I surf northeast...Maine to be more specific. We tend to have weird swells and very mushy and small waves. I'm looking for a shortboard that I can rip around and control very easily so I can do cutbacks and whatever on smaller waves. We do tend to have the occasional storm that will bring in waves. I'm starting to surf everywhere and I'm looking for a good shorter board that will be able to handle knee high to probably shoulder high or higher. (I already have a board that is perfect for big waves.) I'm looking for something in the 5 foot range...Preferably between 5'5'' - 5'10"

    Oh yeah, I'm 5"11' 160 pounds.

    I've had my eye on the JS Blak Box and a few other boards but what seems to handle very well in smaller waves?


    Last edited: Aug 10, 2010
  2. nebeachbum

    nebeachbum Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    short boards....

    ....i am same ht lbs as you, i have a quad 5'7 chemistry disk, its fun, gets really squirely in bigger surf, also have a 6-2 chemistry Al-Chemist: super fun board in small surf.

  3. agnsurfer

    agnsurfer Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Yeah I also have a 6"2' Flyer so that's what I use in bigger waves.
  4. swell5

    swell5 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    5'8 firewire dominator.. or a 5'6
  5. RobG

    RobG Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    i have a 5'9" Merrick Flyer thats super fun in small surf
  6. agnsurfer

    agnsurfer Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Yeah, I have a 6'2" Flyer also but I want something a little smaller that I can really whip around easily. I'm thinking about the Merrick Whip. Any thoughts?
  7. lbbarrels

    lbbarrels New Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    5'8' Lost stealth, Firewire el fuego or dominator
  8. Theegreeneroom

    Theegreeneroom Active Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    get a rocket. everyones got one.
  9. ImpactSurf

    ImpactSurf Active Member

    May 5, 2008
    RNF handles reall nice in smaller mushier waves. with a quad fin setup youd be set
  10. swell5

    swell5 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    rockets don't grovel well.. better wave board... dominators have 5 fin set up i ride mine as a quad and goes insane from knee high to head +
  11. swell5

    swell5 Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    check out the core vacs by cannibal
  12. h4nn1

    h4nn1 New Member

    Aug 12, 2010
  13. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    I ride a 5'9 Al Merrick K-Small. Its pretty good for smaller mushier surf. JS Blackbox looks perfect for what you're talking about. Im currently looking into the Al Merrick Dumpster Diver, or the Stump from Rusty.
    How does the flyer do during hurricane season/the fall? I'm looking for a board that can handle bigger swells (chest to overhead+)
  14. agnsurfer

    agnsurfer Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    The Flyers great for overhead waves. It handles very well and you can really whip it around.
  15. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    the thicker and wider (more planing surface) the better, look at THU biscuit or fishcuit, the TRD is what dane reynolds rides on occasion
  16. agnsurfer

    agnsurfer Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Thanks guys.

    I know this is a little late but I ended up getting a 5'11'' JS Blak Box
  17. kman

    kman Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    oh man that wuz my next board let us know how it goez next swell!