looking for small wave short board

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by surfbum21, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. surfbum21

    surfbum21 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    I'm looking for a small wave short board like a CI whip or flyer, maybe even a neck beard or something like a Lost sub scorcher. Basically something for those decent summer days but will still go well in chest high surf. I need a go-to board. lemme know if anyone's got anything lying around in the Jersey or NY area.
  2. wbsurfer

    wbsurfer Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    GO TO A LOCAL SHAPER!!!!! they will be able to shape you something for the small waves you would surf on average days since LOCAL shapers surf the same waves they know what would work.

  3. surfbum21

    surfbum21 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    I wasn't excluding locally shaped boards.. just giving an idea of the type of board i would want. Who would you recommend as a local shaper? Preferably between Belmar and Ocean City.
  4. wbsurfer

    wbsurfer Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    i dont live in those areas i live in NC but i had a Dumpster diver shape shaped for me recently and my shapper added alittle bit of width and a little bit more thickness for the small waves. so def go with something small but make sure the outline is full with a decent amount of foam and decently wide.
  5. surfbum21

    surfbum21 Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2011
    yeah i was thinking something like that too. Thanks for your help dude
  6. RMAC9

    RMAC9 Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    Def go with a fish and possibly a quad for more speed
  7. Gilman Photography

    Gilman Photography Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    check this shape out, this board is amazing, it is currently my go to model board for waves from knee high to well overhead, it pivots so quickly that it takes a while to get used to and it generates ridiculous speed. oh, and the price is great to $375 new + $100 to ship it from Los Angeles
  8. Davidmg1212

    Davidmg1212 Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    This is a suggestion

    A local shaper could be your best bet. I was looking for that kind of board a few months ago and decided to get an AJW X-stump. The guy who shapes them is from Virginia Beach so he has a good idea as far as East Coast Waves. I live in Southern NC and the board is perfect for those decent waist to chest high days when its a little bit choppy and mushy.
  9. mexsurfer

    mexsurfer Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    ive had my merrick pod for 4 summers now and love it. i got it made with a 5 fin conv. ive ridden it on head high winter barrels. its tough, but it works. ive ridden it in less than knee high waves. its a great shape and not much too it. just a deep ass double concave with some vee in the tail. funnest board. rides barrels perfectly as a quad
  10. RedStripe75

    RedStripe75 Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2008
    I've seen guys having a blast on those mini-simmons shapes in the small stuff - I've mostly seen them ridden as twin fins, but you can find quad setups as well. I'm sure you could find a local shaper to set you up. Best of luck!
  11. East_Coast_Shoots

    East_Coast_Shoots Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    I have been surfing a 5'10" Byrne Peanut for a year and a half and it is my go to board for waves knee to head high depending on the hollowness of the day. Great with the 5 fin setup to switch between quad if its small or mushy and thruster if it gets bigger. A very fast and snappy board!
  12. sandy jenkins

    sandy jenkins New Member

    Apr 12, 2012
    ive got a 5'11 stepdown squashatil if your interested, pretty similar to a flyer. goes fast in mush

    SUPREME Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2011
  14. MG

    MG Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    I've got a 5"10 neckbeard and love it in the small stuff.
  15. mOtion732

    mOtion732 Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    how many of these threads have there been recently? 20?
  16. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    Hey dude I got this chick w/ DD's to help out and did hear of the flat spell? I heard swell next week too, you hear? Also, don't buy mainstream boards GOTO YOUR SHAPERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Get your butt to Greenlight Surf Supply. The guys over there will hooooook you up bro!
  18. Laird's acting coach

    Laird's acting coach Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    who cares...the guy is looking for some advice.

  19. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    what's with all these names of these boards? Soon there won't even be dimensions on the boards anymore... besides length maybe. Dumbster Diver, Neckbeard, Pod, Flyer, Dwart, Fart, Pocket Knife? What is going on?