Magic Sam ride reports..

Stef

Active Member
Nov 8, 2004
532
45
sharp park
I have a 9-0 andrieni sam, I wasn't sure about the size, i always thought that i wanted a 9-4 , which is what nats was. i also don't typically ride boards under 9-4 , 9-4 is kinda my magic number...i had wanted one for a long time and had a friend that had one that he had shaped that he just wasn't gelling with , so i bought his. it immediately clicked for me. i think it suits my style of surfing. turns ridiculously easy, can feel whippy , no problem with hang 5's , ...works well for me in beach break, definitely one of my faster boards....took it to Fiji with me and ended up surfing it the whole time, never got on my shorter board, surfed cloudbreak on it. worked well for me there...i think the plan shape is a good neutral shape that fits well in waves...my andrieni isn't too pinched some of the other sams , i have seen are more pinched, so you will probably depending who owns what get a variety of comments... any way - i like mine , i think its a great travel board can handle a variety of conditions
 

Stef

Active Member
Nov 8, 2004
532
45
sharp park
also about a year ago tried a friends 9-4, and realized that the 9-0 was perfect for me, what I use it in - I tend to want something that surfs tight , if that makes sense.
 

Surfnfish

Well-Known Member
Feb 6, 2015
1,736
2,146
a quiet cabin in the woods
Thanks for the feedback, Stef, very helpful as I primarily surf beachbreak here in Oregon these days - lineups very much a mix of Pedro, Sharp Park and OB.
Started surfing Pedro as a grom in 62', way different scene these days.
 

Stef

Active Member
Nov 8, 2004
532
45
sharp park
I live by the pier in sharp park and have surfed it out there on smaller days as well as ob and it handled it. mine and the other andrieni I surfed is not a board with drag, it wants to go, which is why I took it to Fiji, I wanted something that was single fin and going to get me down the line. its not all point and shoot , there's a playfulness to mine too.

I hang out with a lot of the older guys that have been surfing pedro since back then as well as kellys... and hear about what it was like back then. but have also seen it myself since I began coming to linda mar in the late 80's...unless you experience it yourself you would never imagine how crowded it is. the crowds never go away here in the winter like they do elsewhere........
 

SMUKES

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2009
2,883
604
USA California
Like ^!!! 9'is fine! I did the same thing with MH1. 9' is plenty of board and the curve looks less straight. I dig it.
 

Surfnfish

Well-Known Member
Feb 6, 2015
1,736
2,146
a quiet cabin in the woods
Stef wrote:
I live by the pier in sharp park and have surfed it out there on smaller days as well as ob and it handled it. mine and the other andrieni I surfed is not a board with drag, it wants to go, which is why I took it to Fiji, I wanted something that was single fin and going to get me down the line. its not all point and shoot , there's a playfulness to mine too.

I hang out with a lot of the older guys that have been surfing pedro since back then as well as kellys... and hear about what it was like back then. but have also seen it myself since I began coming to linda mar in the late 80's...unless you experience it yourself you would never imagine how crowded it is. the crowds never go away here in the winter like they do elsewhere........
Ya, still come down periodically to visit kids/grandkids, surf with my son, see the zoo that Pedro has become. OB, which I surfed for decades, now packed on the clean days unless it has real size. Crowds increasing up here in in Oregon as well. Too many damn people...lol
Do you live by Dave, works/used to work in Wise's surf shop, has lived in SP for decades? Good guy and a good surfer.
 

El Meezy

Member
Nov 12, 2009
158
10
USA Massachusetts
Hey.
I also have an Andreini Sam. It's my favorite longboard. I'm in New England, mostly beach break. The pulled in nose helps in those conditions. You can ride it in any longboard conditions but I find it really excels if there is a bit of push to the wave. It's obviously not a noserider but you can definitely get up there if you're in the pocket. It trims and carves from mid-board really nice. If you can really bend that bottom turn(really fun in the flats), you're in for a treat.
Somebody page ShadyDave. He's got a recently acquired Fineline/PHD model.
 




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