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Re: Need advice..Surf SUP for SC east coast mush for int/adv surfer/SUPer
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 02:36:43 PM »
AshevilleSUP said
"for waves on East Coast which are rarely waist high and usually mushy"
Sounds like Myrtle Beach surf... do you live at the coast or are you traveling from Asheville?

I ask, because if you are willing to add 30 minutes to your drive, you can find plenty of good surf in NC.
South of the Cape Fear river, the shallow water offshore SC knocks down any swell before it reaches the beach.

As a good shortboard surfer at 180 lbs, I think you should be looking at something around 105 to 110 liters, wider shape with thin, foiled rails and flatter rocker for speed in low power waves. Speed equals performance potential.

I ride my 148 liter 9'2 Skate when I visit my friends in Myrtle.
At 240 lbs that puts me at my weight in kg x 1.35
that same weight/volume ratio would put you at 110 liters

The Kings Simmons shape you were considering is on the right track, just way too much volume for you IMO

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Re: Need advice..Surf SUP for SC east coast mush for int/adv surfer/SUPer
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2017, 03:41:25 AM »
I'm your same weight, and also surf. If you're looking for short board-ish fun, then scratch the long board....obviously. After scratching the long board there are only a couple of options that have worked, well, for me in these conditions. 1)The Infinity V2 Phoenix, and yes, I've owned a Simsup, I like the Phoenix better. 2) Something modern and squarish like a JP Slate, Starby Hypernut etc....but not too long defeating the purpose. I'd bet you'd find the last generation 7'6" Slate a lot of fun, I had one.  I saw one for sale on "Distressed Mullet" for $650!! I've seen that board on the water, and know the guy selling it. It's a little scuffed up, but not damaged. That might be a painless way to get a mush master.

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Re: Need advice..Surf SUP for SC east coast mush for int/adv surfer/SUPer
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2017, 04:36:33 AM »
I bought a Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 specifically for mush and I love it. I got it a couple weeks ago. I'll be posting a review of it this week, as soon as I can take some decent pics.

http://jimmylewis.com/shop/super-frank/

There's an 8'0 for sale in SC.

https://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,32637.0.html

I see he dropped the price a bit on Craigslist.

https://charleston.craigslist.org/spo/d/jimmy-lewis-super-frank-wave/6347474760.html

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« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 04:49:26 AM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 x 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L 
Jimmy Lewis M-12'6" X 28" 237L
6'0"
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Re: Need advice..Surf SUP for SC east coast mush for int/adv surfer/SUPer
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2017, 06:50:31 AM »
seems a bit pricey to me, given it's priced not so cheap to various new boards, incl jl
Portal Barra 8'4"
Sunova Creek 8'10"
KeNalu Mana 82, xTuf, ergoT

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Re: Need advice..Surf SUP for SC east coast mush for int/adv surfer/SUPer
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 05:04:40 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 05:06:41 PM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 x 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L 
Jimmy Lewis M-12'6" X 28" 237L
6'0"
170lbs
61yo