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General Discussion / Mavericks left...such a beautiful wave.
« on: Today at 09:04:01 AM »


Stoked the Destroyer 9'8" is working out for you.  I really like the slightly drawn out shape of the 9'8".

Random / Re: Throwing in the towel
« on: February 16, 2020, 02:53:52 PM »

Stoked to hear your doing better stoneaxe!  I always enjoy your input here. 8)

Gear Talk / Re: Tried the Jimmy Lewis 9'3" Destroyer today.
« on: February 14, 2020, 07:48:22 AM »
  Great report BigZ! 

  I would love to try the 8'5" and 8'10" models of the Destroyer.  The 8'10" would really be the sweet spot board at my weight and balance I think?

Gear Talk / Re: Tried the Jimmy Lewis 9'3" Destroyer today.
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:52:52 PM »

  What is your height and age?  Where do you surf the 8'5"?

  Would love to here a review of your JL 8'5".  8)

Gear Talk / Re: Tried the Jimmy Lewis 9'3" Destroyer today.
« on: February 13, 2020, 07:11:13 PM »

  A few more photos of the JL Destroyer that didn't show up on the first page.

Gear Talk / Tried the Jimmy Lewis 9'3" Destroyer today.
« on: February 13, 2020, 07:08:25 PM »

  I had a couple of surfs on the JL Destroyer in 3 to 5 foot sand beach break conditions.  I'm 6'4" 220, 64.  The board surfs much smaller than the length.  Feels more like a 8'10".  It's easy (with that pin tail) to whip around and catch waves.  Volume and stability is very good...maybe a little "Corky" for me.  The first thing I noticed when I stood up on it is the domed deck.  On the 9'3" it's very pronounced.  I much prefer a flat standing area.  There is a pronounced flip - rocker - in the nose.  It goes over white water and on coming waves great.

  It seemed to push water from the nose when paddling.  It has a lot of rocker and once on a wave it wants to be pushed and surfed from the tail.  It's easy to whip around on a wave and surfs really well.  It reminds me a little of the Starboard 8'10" Widepoint I tried once.  I think it would be a great board for a punchy beach break or reef wave as long as the surf is not to big.  I changed the fins out to a 4 3/4 sides with a 7 inch middle fin.  Seemed to surf the same as with the JL fins it came with.  I probably should have changed out the thruster for a quad set up but didn't have time. 

  Sup surfing is very subjective so take my opinions with a grain of salt. I'll compare the 9'3"Destroyer to the 9'4" Creek which I have owned for a couple of years.  In short... I didn't get along with the Destroyer that well.  I'm certain it would be a "Magic" board for many people but that domed deck and that nose rocker made it paddle uncomfortable to me.  Paddling into a wave took more effort with the JL probably due to the nose rocker.  I prefer a board that has more glide like my Sunova Creek 9'4".  The Creek is more comfortable to stand on and surf for me. The JL likes to make short- quick turns in the pocket while surfing.  These quick tight turns are a good thing and some riders might enjoy this.
 The Creek has better glide and catches waves with not as much effort.  The Creek carves into the wave and speeds out to the flat faster than the JL.  The fit and finish with the JL is outstanding!  The board is very light and made well. 

  As with most sup designs it is really worthwhile to try out a board before you purchase it.




WOW!  That video is great Clay!

How about setting that camera up while surfing on your sup?

Would love to see the video perspective from sup surfing.   8)

General Discussion / Re: Dakine Peahi 12' big wave leash
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:34:22 AM »

   That's a slick knot with great photos jondrums...thank you!

General Discussion / Re: Dakine Peahi 12' big wave leash
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:14:57 PM »

I'm trying Leashlok waist and leash next if this Dakine fails.  I've been using the Leashlok waist part only and really like it.

General Discussion / Dakine Peahi 12' big wave leash
« on: February 03, 2020, 05:46:43 PM »
  I hate loosing my board.

  I just bought this leash for my 12' Paddle Surf Hawaii sup as I broke my (less than 6 month old) leash this week.  I usually buy a new leash at the start of each winter.

  This Dakine is a monster of a leash and looks promising.  I paid $69.99  I'll attach it to my waist leash and see how it lasts?

« on: January 29, 2020, 08:06:21 PM »

That POWERLINES really puts out good video of Mavericks.

That sequence at 6:35 makes my palms sweat.

General Discussion / Re: Info on big wave sup boards?
« on: January 24, 2020, 09:47:50 AM »

  For the quad set up I used 4 3/4 Rusty front fins and Controller back fins with a small nubster on the Surrator.  This was a good set up for that board in larger surf. The thin pointy nose and tail of the Surrator became to much work for me at my age, weight and height.  I tend to surf less than perfect choppy, windy surf and felt I needed a board with more volume and length.  If I lived in some place like Santa Barbara where the waves are cleaner and less wind I would have been happy with the Surrator as a big wave board.

  I took the PSH out two days ago in overhead surf and what a beast that board is.  It gets into waves so early and gives me a lot of confidence as I know it won't become skiddery or slide out on a bottom turn.  In a perfect world we should all have a quiver of boards for the conditions we surf.  I really like that 10'4" x 28 Jeff Clark board that surfinj rides so well.  I think I would be happy with a board like that made to my weight and height.?


General Discussion / Re: Info on big wave sup boards?
« on: January 19, 2020, 02:15:55 PM »

Funny story...

  Back when I first posted, "Info on big wave sup board" a friend of mine from down south saw the post here and contacted me.  I had sold him (with some regret) my 12 foot Paddle Surf Hawaii Gun a couple of years ago.  Anyways, he contacted me and asked if I wanted to purchase the PSH from him as he was thinning his board supply and the PSH was not getting much use.  I said, "Yes" and bought back the board a couple of days ago.  I couldn't be happier.  This board really has no upper limit (not that I would surf that anyways.)  There is such a feeling of confidence paddling into a large wave with this thing that I have not found with other boards. 8) 

  Thanks surifnj and Beasho for the excellent videos and info.  Wouldn't a sup movie (with plenty of video) about big wave sup surfing and different surfing spots be great!?

General Discussion / Re: New Calif. Swell. Buoy at (14 feet @ 20 seconds)
« on: January 01, 2020, 05:59:21 PM »

    Some more  8)

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