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Bayowulf

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Sunova Shroom?
« on: July 02, 2019, 02:24:42 PM »
I am interested in the Shroom because I attempt to surf the Gulf Coast, which has the conditions it is made for (a sloppy mess) 98% of the time.  What are your thoughts on the board for this area? Also need some help deciding on a size.
Im 48 62 210lbs.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Sunova Shroom?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 02:32:33 PM »
nice name!
Portal Barra 8'4"
Sunova Creek 8'7"
Starboard Pro Blue Carbon  8'10"
KeNalu Mana 82, xTuf, ergoT

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Re: Sunova Shroom?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 02:32:39 PM »
nice name!
Portal Barra 8'4"
Sunova Creek 8'7"
Starboard Pro Blue Carbon  8'10"
KeNalu Mana 82, xTuf, ergoT

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Re: Sunova Shroom?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 03:36:23 AM »
I am interested in the Shroom because I attempt to surf the Gulf Coast, which has the conditions it is made for (a sloppy mess) 98% of the time.  What are your thoughts on the board for this area? Also need some help deciding on a size.
Im 48 62 210lbs.

Thanks for your help.

Hi B-wulf, welcome to the Zone!

You are fairly tall
You didn't mention your ability level, so I'll give you two size options.

There is a big gap between these two sizes.

8'3 x 32 at 126 L if you are a competent intermediate.
There is enough float because of the width and shape.... but with your height, it will challenge you "front to back" when paddling for a wave.... but at your age, it shouldn't be a problem if you have skillz.
for reference:
I have an 8'3 Shroom, and have no problems at 235 lbs, because it is a very stable shape.

My video of the 8'3


8'7 x 33 at 142 L if you require extra stability
I had an 8'7 for a winter.... it is a BIG board!
Because of the wide nose and tail, the width and length of the 8'7 feels much bigger and is stable as a barge.
It surfs with the same characteristics, but noticeably bigger.
It should be a good match for your height even if you are an advance novice.

My video of the 8'7 in full winter gear


As I say in every discussion of the Shroom..... I do NOT like the stock fins, they make the board extremely hard to turn, IMO


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Re: Sunova Shroom?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 04:34:07 PM »
Creek is beyond the expert here....but im 215 and i had a chance to demo the 8'3 with Creek and Jim K in fat mushy waves and it was the board that everyone was fighting to get more time on.

Total smile machine in those conditions.  Agree with Creek.  Stock fins are WAY big