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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Clomics, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Clomics

    Clomics Active Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Are they all created equal? Are they all garbage? Girlfriend would like to learn to surf, and this seems like the best way to keep her from getting concussed.
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  2. JBorbone

    JBorbone Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2017
    Belmar, NJ
    keen so see some responses here.. i'm in the exact same boat. GF wants to learn.

    I'm leaning towards:
    1) Almond R-Series Joy
    2) Crime Stubby
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  3. kclibman

    kclibman Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2018
    L.A. County
    Been teaching the GF on an OG Wavestorm (early serial number, before they started skimping on stringers). She's like 5'3" and 105 lbs. and it's been great for her - she's already learning how to turn and trim in the whitewash. By the time winter rolls around, she'll be on a poly midlength or egg.
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  4. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    USA California
    og wavestorm by far the best for beginners, easy to paddle, they actually surf ok, and won't hurt the bank account
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  5. Spritzer

    Spritzer Active Member

    Apr 27, 2019
    Virginia Beach
    I learned to surf on a Greco (although I don't think they're in business anymore) and it did it's job. Didn't have to worry about it getting damaged or damaging my head and it had plenty of float.
    Also had a 6'3 stormblade (same manufacturer as wavestorm I believe) that was pretty fun and held up in some pretty heavy Central CA waves.
    You can usually find some cheap used ones online, so if she doesn't like it to much your don't lose a lot.
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  6. kclibman

    kclibman Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2018
    L.A. County
    ^^ This. $50 on OfferUp. Paddled into head-high beach break on it yesterday and had a riot too.
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  7. davey

    davey Active Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Ask Veterano, he loves em..
  8. Clomics

    Clomics Active Member

    Nov 5, 2012
    Sounds like Wavestorm is the answer. Thanks dudes.
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  9. Veterano

    Veterano Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2013
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  10. Justino

    Justino Member

    Nov 15, 2016
    We have a couple 7 foot Catch Surfs for the fam. One single fin and one tri. Super fun actually. Sweet spot for size, tons of volume for beginners and short enough for dumping beachbreak for my oldest son and I.

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