looking For Cheap 7 ft + fun board

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by frost, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. mattinvb

    mattinvb Well-Known Member

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    Sep 9, 2014
    Nothing wrong with an older board. They are all simply too small for a beginner, unless you're ten years old.
     
  2. daeggman

    daeggman Well-Known Member

    184
    Sep 18, 2014
    i still dont understand why you have so many boards without yet surf. bodyboarding could be fun if its a pounding shore break but you should seriously get a softy. when i was a child i learned on a softy, im sure many others have as well. i hope in acouple years when you start learning more about boards and what you like you actually use the boards you bought. a lot of older guys i know that start late always stay in the LB or funboard areas and never go small, but that's dependent of fitness level. this is still one of the strangest ways to begin surfing. as everyone always says surfing is about having fun, i find no fun in acquiring boards and failing when attempting to use them. following the path most traveled is sometimes the best thing, but if having all these boards does something for you it's your money and you got some real cheap
     

  3. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    anything real and usable is also tradeable. who knows i may run into someone one day who has a LB and is looking for a beater short.... two old shorts for one old LB etc..you never know.
    if i have them and my cost margin is low it opens several doors ...use,sell,trade etc..
    i bodyboarded all last year, the surfing bug did not fully bite til i held my first board in mid december
     
  4. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Dude your not going to find a longboard cheaper then this. I would buy this asap if I where you- it's cheaper then a wavestorm from Costco SURFSHOP. Unless someone else on here alreay got it- you shouldnt even think about it- it should be like a natural reaction. 100$ surfboard. Pickup phone. Empty wallet. Buy. Stay out of the guys basement tho.
     
  5. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    yea i emailed him,,he says its 10ft,,must be a SUP?
     
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    No, there are 10ft LB's out there, some even bigger.
     
  7. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    For $324 you could have probably purchased a decent used fun shape (like the Perfection you posted above) and a brand new 3/2. You wouldnt have a shedful of boards, but you'd be set to surf 8 months of the year in charleston, instead of still looking for a board and wetsuit.
     
  8. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Seriously Frost, you are past overthinking this thing. Stop thinking and start surfing. There are plenty of 8' boards in the $300 or less range. And you need at least a 3/2 if you are serious about surfing, though you may be OK in another month with that spring suite. Sell all those boards (except the Fish, def keep that), take the money you've made and throw it all into a decent LB. Wax it up, take it out to IOP away from the crowd and apply yourself physically. You've already beaten the "mental" part like a dead horse.
     
  9. sbx

    sbx Well-Known Member

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    Mar 21, 2010
    Don't buy anything else. Paddle out on that fish in your springsuit. After you've paddled out you might find out it's too cold. If that's the case, buy a 3/2. You will need it in the fall anyway. If you can't catch a wave after a few sessions, think about maybe buying a longboard. But not until then. Remember, if you started when you were young, you wouldn't have started on a longboard. Plenty of people have learned on boards that weren't "right." Just go surfing.
     
  10. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    not a sup- you can tell by the shape. I'm actually guessing that this guy might not know much about surfboard (hence selling it for 100 and it looks like its in some kind of second hand shop- he sells all kinds of antiques too) ANYWAYS- he probably doesn't know much and is just estimating that its 10ft.

    I would go check it out. you might even be able to get it for 75! DONT LET THIS GO!

    Also- if it is 10ft- I can tell from the nose and mid section that it would be a great shape for you- the reality is that you (being a beginner) would have a hard time telling a 9'2 and a 10'- if no one told you and just gave you either or in the water.

    get on it. if you are serious about learning to surf- you should buy this board. no questions ask.

    also- to add- do you realize that a new 'fen' on a longboard goes for a min of 50$?? that's a great deal! plus it has that rubber protector on the nose so you cant ding up the nose.

    as much as I like replying and trying to help you- its time to just but that board! go tonight!
     
  11. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    frost- if your looking for a new suite- check out seshday.com

    I get all my suites from there. they are way cheaper. just make sure that its a surfing brand suit and that the seams on the wetsuite are "sealed and taped" or at least sealed. they have xcel suites for 150. that's a good deal. they also have 4/3- you might want one with a hood tho- so hold off. they will get more in mid summer...

    did you buy that long board yet?

    $75 - youll never find one that cheap. if it was in Belmar, I would have bought it. but its not. and if it really is 10ft- I still would have bought it. in fact- I would have bought it quicker!
     
  12. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    I'm going.... working two jobs right now.. First week April is freed up.. If I've calculated it right water temp should be above 60 by then.. Last fall I was out at Iop late October bodyboarding in 65 degree water with just shorts and a rash cloudy windy day was cold but was ok....so spring suite will feel good...I'll get a 3/2 this summer summertime here they are everywhere for sale...
     
  13. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    dude did you buy that board yet?
     
  14. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    I've emailed him problem is anything over 9ft won't fit inside car ...currently don't have racks normal carry everything inside ...little river is 2 hr drive one way and won't be free to go up there this weekend...
     
  15. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    beach town and straps on the roof of your car will work. I have done that many times on surf trips. are you making excuses? just use two of those flat fabric/nylon web straps and go a full circle around the roof of your car through the inside with a few beach towels on the roof. done. drive home. 75 bucks, new board.
     
  16. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Naw no excuses I told him I was interested just won't be able to get up their this weekend and not gonna get my hopes up... Ever since missing that 8 ft wrv
     
  17. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    ok. this is one you don't want to miss. Like I said, I would but it if it was in Belmar (best surf break on the east coast)
     
  18. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    btw judging from the picture- its that's a normal door height on the right (6'10) that board is about 9 to 9.5, probably not 10.
     
  19. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    I'll get it if it's still there in a few days anything under 100$ is in my wheelhouse I'll see if I can free up some time Sunday morning
     
  20. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    good job frost. youll thank us all in about two or three months.