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Damn! I broke my Nalu in two on a shore break. Very sad day!

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Created by Topaz Two weeks ago, 4 Sep 2019
Topaz
12 posts
4 Sep 2019 11:58PM
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Damn! I broke my Nalu in two on a shore break. Very sad day!

Hurricane Dorian left us a very clean five-foot swell here in south Florida. The wave were breaking right on the shore, so I past the break and went for a paddle. Later on I started to play on the swell without getting in the break. And later on I decide to try to catch one and bail out before it reached the shore. Shame on me! It only worked for a couple of waves. The third one caught me and my Nalu went down nose first. I don't know if it hit the sand or the pressure of the wave broke it.

I had had it for a bit more than two years, using it for surfing and touring. I really liked it.
Now I don't know if replace it with another Nalu, or get something smaller. I do some touring and paddling for fitness, but surfing is what I like the most.
My Nalu was the 2016 10'6" - 170L. I'd like to try something smaller, not sure how small without getting too small. I'm 150lbs (65kg circa). I can catch some waves, but not really good at it. We don't get good surf often here in S.Florida.






railbanger
WA, 21 posts
5 Sep 2019 12:58AM
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Been there, done that, sux. Replace with a Jimmy Lewis and shred on.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1811 posts
5 Sep 2019 4:39AM
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They declared a state of emergency, didn't they. Maybe you can replace it under insurance Hurricane winds will do that to a board.

warwickl
NSW, 1235 posts
5 Sep 2019 7:11AM
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railbanger said..
Been there, done that, sux. Replace with a Jimmy Lewis and shred on.



Jimmy Lewis Striker, just choose the length .
I suggest the 8 5x 30in x 115, very stable and catches waves easily.
At 65kg this should be easy as I am 76kg and no issues stability wise.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16150 posts
5 Sep 2019 7:25AM
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The new Naish 10'6"x 32" Nalu looks awesome if you're after a replacement for your old Nalu.

If you want to go smaller consider the 9'5"x 32" Naish Mana.

Bummer about your old 10'6".

I've seen many brands of boards break in shorebreaks and it's just an unlucky thing rather than a board brand thing.

FRP
328 posts
5 Sep 2019 6:00AM
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I am not a repair guy but if you like the board and have a local shaper who does repairs ask about cost of repair. It might be doable and significantly less than the cost of a new board. I have had a board professionally repaired that was badly damaged and it turned out great. A bit heavier and not as attractive as new but totally functional and water tight.

Bob

BigZ
36 posts
5 Sep 2019 12:53PM
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DavidJohn said..
The new Naish 10'6"x 32" Nalu looks awesome if you're after a replacement for your old Nalu.

If you want to go smaller consider the 9'5"x 32" Naish Mana.

Bummer about your old 10'6".

I've seen many brands of boards break in shorebreaks and it's just an unlucky thing rather than a board brand thing.



At your weight I would go smaller. You can easily be on a 100 liter or so longboard. If you want to stay with Naish there are killer deals (at least in US) on 2019 Naish Nalu Pro 10 x 28.5. Much better longboard than other Nalu models or Manas if your primary focus is surfing.

Topaz
12 posts
5 Sep 2019 8:37PM
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Thanks for the replies, guys! I'll shop around.

I thought that crack was not repairable. I'm inclined to get a new board, but I will ask around anyways.

seabreezer
107 posts
6 Sep 2019 7:14AM
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Dont bother with the repair - the board will double in weight ! ...

Go narrower on next sup - will reduce the chance of shorebreak snappage - and also increase yr speed , and less pull on yr ankle washing around in waves , and less board to hit you should you be wrong place wrong time ... and you for sure at 65kg dont need 170 ltrs !! .... that would just kill any sensations of riding - put the time in and drop WAAAY lower in volume .... at least 130 ltrs ... just go way narrower if your worried about glide .. a 10 x 28.5 nalu like bigZ suggests could be an epic option ! - once you get used to the balance you will NEVER look back ...

LeeD
692 posts
8 Sep 2019 2:04AM
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Pro repair will add less than 2 lbs, but the BALANCE is altered, making it feel nose heavy and more sluggish.
Also your weight, my Fanatic Fly 9'6" feels big in flat water and huge in waves, and I'm 70 years old.
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LNC
16 posts
8 Sep 2019 2:15AM
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I've been interested in this board or similar. was mostly considering in one piece of course, but if you're scrapping it, email me a price inc'g shipping to Md, residence @ 21037.

Topaz
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9 Sep 2019 12:18AM
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LNC said..
I've been interested in this board or similar. was mostly considering in one piece of course, but if you're scrapping it, email me a price inc'g shipping to Md, residence @ 21037.


ok, I'll let you know if I decide to scrap it. Thanks!

quikdrawMcgraw
1189 posts
13 Sep 2019 6:09AM
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Spewing!



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