Below are the last 80 forum topics posted on the GlobalSurfers message board.

Posting a new Topic:

You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.

You don't need to register
to post a new question or answer excisting ones


Want to promote your stuff?

Have a surf camp? Surf accommodation or boat charters to promote?
List your place for free on SurferDream to get maximum exposure.


Topic: What boards should I buy for my trip?????

Views: 960

replies: 2



Posted in

Canada Canada


What boards should I buy for my trip?????

« on: January 29 2009 18:01:00 »

so, i have surfed a little bit in my past but never had my own board. I'm wondering what to look for as far as length, rocker type, concave type, you know? I'm going on a surf trip for over a year so I don't want a board that will not perform as I improve (if I improve!) haha. uh so I'm looking for a fish type, and a short board for chicama, and central america. I weigh 195, 6'1. Will I pick surfing up quickly if I've snowboarded, skateboarded, wakeboarded, religiously for most of my life? Or is it way harder to start ripping it up on a wave? I found it easy enough just to ride a wave for a bit and then have it pumble me, but i didn't get the oportunity to surf long enough to get anywhere. I'd like to order a board from webber, but just wondering if the double concave will be "too much board" for meh! anyways, I have lots more questions...


Stick It Boardwax

RE: What boards should I buy for my trip?????

« Reply #1 on: February 03 2009 04:02:00 »

If you are coming to Australia you should get your board here from a local manufacturer, a handcrafted board, not a gauze monkey knockoff like the ones coming out of china...  If you sit and have a good chat to a real shaper they will either have something already made, guide you to a shaper who knows your style of ride or you can rent a couple of styles of board out and see what you like and take it from there...
Look up and they can help you find some locals at your destinations to talk to...
And remember to always use Stick It Boardwax coz it'll keep you on the board longer!!!!!
Happy surfing!

Or view more Canada surf / travel topics here

Looking for surf spots in Canada ?

surf atlas