Egg vs. Fish

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Jmazz, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Jmazz

    Jmazz Active Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Hi guys ,
    Question. ..i found that my egg shaped boards are more fickle then the fish boards I've been on.
    In what way is a fish easier to paddle into almost anything, but yet, my eggs are more if'y.
    During a higher tide my eggs don't work, But my fish does even though it's smaller and dims seems to similar.
    What are your thoughts
    I was contemplating getting rid my eggs and just sticking to my fish , or even making another long fish
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2020
  2. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2013

    SMUKES Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2009
    USA California
  4. pintail

    pintail Active Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    LA, California
    I think this is a good topic, but I'd include fish substitutes as well. I have a 6'4" Hynson quad fish that works well in most conditions, but have a 6-0 Lost Uber plank / Bottom Feeder hybrid that works as well, if not better. The shape is fish-like but the tail is rounded rather than twin pin. Both are epoxy. Not sure if riding them as twins would change my opinion:

  5. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2015
    USA New York
    i think your asking about boards to ride in high tide > - east coast

    my 2 cents:

    from my experience in NJ and NY on a bigger swell and in general the waves get soft fat and rollie - i find that wider tail thicker boards are easier to get into those kind of waves (fish)

    Eggs are usually thinner and slimmer tailed and unless your sitting on the inside feel more difficult
  6. Zzz

    Zzz Active Member

    Aug 15, 2017
    What eggs do you have that you may get rid of? My favorite boards in both long period reef break and short-mid period beach break have been eggs recently.
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  7. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2019
    San Clemente, CA
    Most of he fish I’ve had in the past had lower rocker then the eggs I’ve had which make the fish the better paddler and wave catcher.
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  8. Nilus

    Nilus Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2008
    I find myself blurring the lines between these genres a lot more -- especially putting larger keels (sometimes with a trailer) in rounder tailed boards. But overall, there are probably too many variables to really do this topic justice.
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  9. applebutter

    applebutter Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    I've found the Fowler Stoker V to be the best of both worlds
  10. NCJohn

    NCJohn Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2015
    Wilmington, NC
    My fish are much flatter both the bottom and the bottom contours with more parallel outlines and are good in flatter high tide waves The eggs I've surfed have more rocker and outline curve and some concave and excel in curvier waves with a little push. But there are variations of both that blur the lines.
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