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Random / Surfers Catch INSANE Party waves in San Diego!
« on: June 04, 2019, 01:42:59 PM »

General Discussion / Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« on: June 04, 2019, 04:12:36 AM »
I never bother with neoprene or tight fitting clothes for flatwater unless conditions are so extremely rough that I think I might fall.

I guess a lot depends on how stable you are on the board. My narrowest flatwater boards were 28 inches wide so I never worried about falling or losing my board.

For flatwater in 65 degree air/water, I would just wear my normal clothes such as shorts, long sleeve tee shirt, maybe a light fleece and carry a windbreaker on deck just in case.
Koredry shirts are excellent if you think you might get wet.


General Discussion / Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« on: June 03, 2019, 09:59:29 AM »
I was out the week before when the water was a bit colder in my 3/2 wetsuit, and it was too hot, which I hated.

Sunrise in summer is often chilly where I am so I sometimes need a full suit in the morning, but as the day heats up, it gets too hot. When this happens, I just pull down the top half of my suit and let the arms dangle while I surf.


General Discussion / Re: What to wear to SUP surf in ~65 degree water
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:42:39 AM »
Here in NH I wear a Hyperflex 2.5mm longsleeve spring suit for those conditions. Sometimes I wear trunks and a Koredry shirt over that and people can't even tell that I'm wearing a wetsuit.

General Discussion / Re: Best thing I saw today.
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:30:34 AM »
I'm sometimes a little slow understanding things like this. I have no idea what step 3 is supposed to mean.    :)

Gear Talk / Re: Finjak
« on: June 01, 2019, 09:46:11 AM »
I should have mine on Monday.


Gear Talk / Re: Lahui Kai fire sale
« on: May 30, 2019, 02:20:23 PM »
That Symanski Carbon Surf - 9'9" x 31" 155 liters for $742.50 and free shipping looks like a nice deal.


Foil SUP / Re: Anyone here tried wingsurfing?
« on: May 30, 2019, 03:46:14 AM »
Lots of talk going on about wings at the Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP section.,91.0.html


Fish Tales, Stand Up style / Re: Offshore winds suck
« on: May 28, 2019, 06:30:30 AM »
Beware of arm cramps. They can happen when you paddle hard for long periods. I've had times when my arms have cramped up and I was lucky to make back to shore.

General Discussion / Re: Cape Cod SUPsters Hang'n Tough
« on: May 27, 2019, 03:39:18 PM »
Amazing how Cape Cod can be double overhead while it's knee high in NH.  I wish some of those swells would make it up here.   8)

Yeah, I'm confident that I got the right board. I wasn't really going to make an effort to sell it. I was just throwing that out there in the post to see if anyone might be interested.

Both the 10' and the 10'6 are 4 1/2 inches thick. It's not so much the volume but how high the deck is above the water. That probably wouldn't change much with the shorter board.

All this going back and forth between the 10'6 and the 10' has helped confirm that I made the right decision with the 10'6. I often have to do this after major purchases to set it right in my mind. Everyone's input has been very helpful. That's the great thing about forums.

I've been looking for a bigger more stable board with a bit more glide that I can use on choppy big days and for getting to distant breaks...

What do you think you'll gain with the 10' version? Surly not more stability and glide.

I wouldn't gain a lot, but 13 liters less volume might make it a little more surfy allowing me to sink the rails a little deeper which would make it a little more maneuverable and slightly less threatening to others in the line up. These are very subtle differences. Each length has it's advantages.

I'm not bummed out with the 10'6 at all. I'm the type of person who, if the differences were major it would really bother me, but in this case, I'm cool with it.   8)

The 10'6 is going to open up a lot of spots that can't easily be surfed on shorter boards. A great way to escape the crowds and have all the waves to yourself.

No, I think I would still sell it and get the 10'.

Six inches shorter and 13 less liters would be perfect, but the extra volume of the 10'6 does not detract from the surfability much and gives it the advantage of slightly more glide. I think I will always lean towards the 10' but no so much that I would be disappointed with the 10'6.

Hot session today. Mid 80's. Instant summer after a long cold spring and I'm not used to it. The water is still cold but I was sweating in my 3/2. I had to keep jumping in the water to cool off.

Knee to thigh high. I tried the 6 inch center fin and it worked great. I doubt I will ever go back to the stock 9 inch. The board felt more fluid. Nice smooth turns. It feels a little faster. Less worry of the fin hitting bottom or catching on rocks.

I'm totally over any doubts I had about the Vee in the nose. Blane Chambers shaped it that way for reason and it works. It cuts through chop with ease. It keeps the board going straight when paddling into waves. It adds buoyancy when you want to power paddle those last few strokes into the wave from the nose. When on the wave and you stand forward of the handle, it holds a nice steady line just like TC does in the video at 1:01. I'm liking this board more each time I use it.

Gear Talk / Re: Hokua GSX 9'6" and Alana GSX 9'6" - Same board?
« on: May 25, 2019, 04:35:46 PM »
How many 200+ pound women can there be who would want to buy this board? Are there really that many that Naish would actually create a board for them?

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