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sizes of boards to bring« on: April 24 2006 15:04:00 »
I am visiting Nicaragua in middle May. Very versatile surfer looking to be prepared for all conditions. In a perfect world, would you bring 2 or 3 boards, and if so what sizes?
I was thinking something like a fish for the smaller waves? A "go to board" something fast a little wider (thruster) 6'4 ish and also a bigger board in case some big swell on the outer reef comes through - mini gun style - 6'6 to 6'9.
Can anyone give me a serious response to my thoughts before I blow the dough on unnecessary boards.
RE: sizes of boards to bring« Reply #1 on: April 25 2006 18:04:00 »
You're thinking too hard. Grab two of your fav. boards, one for smaller and one for mid-size to large and go. Continental, the main airline for Nicaragua will charge you another 150 bucks for a third board. If you check nicaraguasurfreport.com, you'll see most of the time it's 3-5 feet and really fun/hollow.
Have a great trip.
RE: sizes of boards to bring« Reply #2 on: April 28 2006 13:04:00 »
need some specifics, i am ready to buy boards based on the posts. Can someone help me out with some insight here on board sizes for all the waves over a 20 day trip. Don't want to get down there and not have the right equipment for the session.
RE: sizes of boards to bring« Reply #3 on: April 28 2006 16:04:00 »
i think you can leave the fish. i went to costa for a month last sumerr. i brought a fish and i never used it. also, im coming from florida where most of our waves are shit, so even the bad stuff in costa was good for me. im going to central america for three months and am bringing a 6'1' squash, 6'4' rounded pin and a 6'10' mini gun.