Recommendations for user-friendly, all-around summer log?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by glider_boy, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. glider_boy

    glider_boy Active Member

    Apr 14, 2011
    So over the last few years I am mostly surfing a Michael Miller eagle and Andreini Vaquero glider (10'3") as my go-to boards on smaller days.

    I dig both of these but also want to add an all-around square tail log to the mix for small summer days in particular. I want something that paddles and catches waves easily and is user friendly. Something that allows you to walk up to the nose occasionally but not a heavy old-school nose rider or one-trick pony. I mostly surf SD / N. County reef breaks but also the occasional beach break.

    So far I've been eyeing a Bing Silver Spoon or a Takayama ITP but I know there's gotta be a lot of other choices I'm overlooking. Maybe a Phillips? Don't know his models very well. Open to a piggish shape but not a fan of D fins. Anyone have any other recommendations for an all-around log for an average-at-best surfer? TIA.
  2. DanSan

    DanSan Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    USA California
    I would say some dort of glider 10-11' after watching all my friends..ha..
    My cj nelson arrow custom..aint bad..too
  3. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    The model T is deceptively fun. Catches ripples too.
  4. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006

    And I’ll borrow it on weekends! :)
  5. Croweater

    Croweater Active Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Carlsbad, CA
    CJ Nelson Aussie Slasher or Guerrero.
  6. Poseidon

    Poseidon Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    Moro Bay
    The silver spoon is a solid choice. It covers all your bases well.
  7. Mizrachi

    Mizrachi Active Member

    May 16, 2013
    Michel Junod "Easy Rider"
    sightpoint likes this.
  8. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    Devils Lake, Oregon Coast
    check out the Tim Stamps Bridge model- user friendly, gliding nose percher. Contact Tim via email on his site, you'll usually hear back from him the next morning. Great guy, great board prices, pretty quick turn around.
  9. Tlri

    Tlri Active Member

    Oct 30, 2017
    Rhode island
    I found myself on a 9’6”
    Phillips magic ham deluxe last summer and really fell in love with it. I describe it like you describe what your looking for.
    Does everything easily even in soft waves and when the wave has a little juice to it that thing really lights up!
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2019
  10. thomas

    thomas Member

    Nov 22, 2016
    San Diego

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