I just talked to Joe yesterday about getting a 14 footer and he was saying that the carbon fiber boards tend too be too light for harsher conditions and he's suggesting the boards be a little heavier.Amazing. I think about how a denser boat would go, the obsession with lightness makes for some terrible Long boards. My bark feels every bump and every gust across the beam. I know my Sailboat benefits in terms of sea kindliness from its weight. I gladly pay the speed penalty.
True. Do it for a month consistently and you’ll notice how much better you’re paddling for the surfinI’m not great at catching bumps on prone but decent at it in a oc1. I really think everyone that surfs should try prone. It’s such a eye opener of how out of paddle shape we are. This was at the end of my first race. 9 miler when I had only done 4-4.5 miles usually. Still new to it but just at the finish out of water and gas my dad is yelling “are you almost done?” I kept laughing until I finished. I didn’t want to look at a prone for a week after that. View attachment 28083