What are you guys riding on steeper days?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by michael, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Planktom

    Planktom Member

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    Those 'easy roll-in - square down the line' waves still spin me out as you know what's coming! I surfed big G-Land a few years back and the ease of a Launching Pad take off doesn't really make big, draining Speedies much easier to deal with (at least, mentally)
     
  2. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Active Member

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  3. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
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  4. Surfnfish

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    ya, G-Land is a whole lotta fun until the swell jacks up and shit gets serious..and kind of a bummer when the body count includes the only doctor in camp who cracks his ribs and takes the next boat out...
     
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  5. 70s SanO

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    From how the OP has described himself, out of shape longboarder, and discounts wave size, I think Indo is out of the question.

    I'm not really surfing a beach break these days. Probably the steepest I've surfed on a longboard was overhead T-street and Trails on a 10 footer, and I don't think that was really steep.

    If it were me, I'd probably look for a thick board with a narrow tail and pulled in nose, decent kick to drop in, but flat enough to trim out and light, maybe EPS... if no heavy offshore. Probably a 9 to 9.5 footer depending on the thickness. There have been some good suggestions in this thread, but thickness will make or break the OP.

    I rode a 4" thick 6'4" back in the early 70's.

    Technique is a big part of it. Even today on a 10.5 longboard I'll be up and turning the minute the board starts moving on a really late takeoff. I might get flamed, but if you are doing a true bottom turn on a longboard on a fast wave, it's already over... unless you have a paddle or are getting in super early.

    John
     
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  6. Makawaosurfer93

    Makawaosurfer93 Well-Known Member

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    This is another option:
    Ole 9'0" X 23" X 3 1/8" 2+1
    Proven in NJ beach break


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  7. Marc

    Marc New Member

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    Are you riding a point break or beach break?
    I have an all around board, handles two foot days to overhead and steep waves. A 9'6" Yater, I just throw it on the car and go check out whats happening all though I generally ride point breakes.
    Heavy so it breakes through the wind and paddles like a champ, also Weber preformer would be my recommendations:)
     
  8. Planktom

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    The Serena keeps getting a mention as a '2ft to 10ft' all rounder... Steep or not. Would love to try one
     

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