Surftech boards

Discussion in 'Surfboards and Surfboard Design' started by Chuck'd, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Chuck'd

    Chuck'd Member

    Nov 20, 2013
    So im thinking about purchasing my first "new" board and found a good deal for a Surftech "No Brand" Stylish Nugget (9'3"). I was wondering what people thought of the surftech tuflite technology and wheather this would be an acceptable board for and beginner looking to advance. I live in southern maine so the summers can be pretty harsh. Learded on a 7'6" fish and am looking for a longer board for those small summer days.
  2. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Most ppl don't like the surftech boards.... But I got one and I love it! It's my go to board to surf any conditions that's Belmar NJ (aka the east coast pipe) will throw my way.. but it's an al merrick not a surftech brand shape... That being said I can't account for the shape of the board. But I do like that fact that it's hard to ding and it's super buoyant.. Your just beginning so I think it would be a good board for you! You might not notice the difference in shape

  3. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Why not go the extra 14" like the other Chuck from So. ME and you can be twins with the same name riding the same Hotkurl 10'5 at the same crappy beachbreak?

    I had a Surftech. Thing could take a beating. And Lord knows I'll give a stick a beating with the beating I take on the wave. Light and strong they are, I don't care what cats here will say bout them.
  4. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    surftech techie

    from the info you gave it sounds like you are making a good choice. my experience with
    the surftech company products has been a good one.
  5. Cski707

    Cski707 Member

    Oct 4, 2013
    Yo, I just got a new Surftech board. Its a 6" board and its perfect for jersey. Go shorter not longer
  6. capecodcdog

    capecodcdog Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    I think I found a video of you ripping on that 6 inch stick. ;)
  7. MFitz73

    MFitz73 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    I can accelerate a little faster than the guy in this video.
  8. Chuck'd

    Chuck'd Member

    Nov 20, 2013
    Thanks for the good info guys. Hopefully this means more waves caught this summer. I was litterally paddling the length of the beach some days just to get in the water.
  9. Cuck Taylor

    Cuck Taylor Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    Oh hey Spicoli aren't you mr funny funny. I'm still willing to take you up on the offer to meet at the wall one of these days bro. Come on bro come at me.

    And for the record surftech makes very durable stuff but I do find that it chips easly which can lead to more problems but a lick of epoxy will fix up the surftech epoxy boards real quick
  10. surfdog23

    surfdog23 Member

    Jul 11, 2008
    go for it

    i started on a fiberglass 9'6" and stayed on it for 2 yrs. i wanted to transition to a shorter board and found the surftec mac fish 7'2" to be perfect. it floated the same as the longboard and i could duckdive it and maneuver it. was a game changer for me. i am now onto a 6' surftec board after a few more incremental drops, all epoxy boards. i wont buy a fiberglass board again bc they are too fragile.

    heres the link
    money well spent
    good luck
  11. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    there are definitely pros and cons to tuflite boards. They look great and are ultra light (too light, imo)...but they don't hold wax worth a damn and are extremely stiff to the point where turns have to be forced. I also found them slow...but I'm a speed freak. The stiffness may not matter on the size board you're considering, but problem then becomes the hardness of tuflite glass...if a TL board that size hits you in the head, you're probably going to need stitches.
  12. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Tried a surftech a long time ago and hated it.
  13. live4truth

    live4truth Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Durability is the name of the game with the ST--know a friend who used to travel with one...threw it in a day bag at the airport and never had an issue. If you want a board that will last either glass with a few layers of 6oz s-glass or get a ST.

    I bought one when they first came out, but sold it shortly thereafter. As it was just a bit too this point seems like they're trying to adjust the "chatter" issue with the upgraded tech--I hear the TL2s "feel" more like a fiberglass board.
  14. Stranded in Smithfield

    Stranded in Smithfield Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    My feet are like frigg'n cinder blocks...poly boards don't hold up too well...
    lets see...In last 4 years I've had one snap, one partial buckle, and one so dug out on the deck it hurts to paddle... and all of the boards somewhere around the year old mark. Combine that with two more partial buckles from travel and a snapped epoxy...I am the icy hand of death for surfboards.
    If its a board I ride a lot, RNF or sub scorcher, its plastic for me (and I can put hoof dents in 'em too). But I haven't sworn off poly/ epoxy for the stuff I ride less frequently (mostly local shapes like retro quad, mini, LB, traveler, etc.). Not to repeat what's already been said but there are cons (don't ride the same as poly) and pros (always throw one in the bag with the matter what happens one of your boards will arrive in tact)
  15. Lipsmacker

    Lipsmacker Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Ive got a 6'6" surftech. Its been the only board I own for about 5 years. No dents or dings but can testify that it will lay you out if it hits you.
  16. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    I think they are plastic popped out of a machine but then I like a board that a human being makes using his mind, hands, eyes, heart, body and soul.
  17. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009

    couldn't have said it better, beachbreak.

    surftech=soulless chinese garbage.
  18. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    This for sure. I had a 9'4 Wingnut noserider, and it hit me in the head one time and i was out. Only a second or two, so no drowning, but i went straight in thats for sure.

    Other than that i loved that board. It lasted forever. Even survived a flight off the roof of my car (on the highway, not chill) it needed repairs but it worked fine again after.

    I've tried tuf-lite (although my little surf crew has come accustomed to calling them turd-lites) shortboards and felt they were much to stiff and lightweight that they couldn't handle any conditions but perfect, glassy surf.
  19. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    And true they are plastic with no soul.

    The "no brand" surftechs used to be Randy French shapes. Dont know if that holds true to this day.
  20. Inland

    Inland Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    I have a 6'5" Stretch Quad that is a surftech. It's one of the best boards I've ever had. I wasn't going to buy it because I didn't want a chinese POS. But I got a good deal on it used and I love this board.

    That being said, I have ridden other surftechs that completely sucked. You have to pay attention to the shape as well.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014