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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...
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 www.surfboardtimeshare.com 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!!!!!