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Intro video of the new Sunova "Creek" model

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Created by supthecreek > 9 months ago, 29 Jun 2017
supthecreek
1535 posts
29 Jun 2017 11:22PM
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After years of progression in SUP surfing, I have been riding performance boards for the past year.
I love my 9'4 Acid and 8'10 Flow, however, at 69 years old and 235 lbs (105kg), I simply find it too hard to ride them challenging conditions or winter gear.

Last fall I designed this board with winter gear in mind, but sat on it over the winter.
I finally asked Tino & Bert what they thought, and here it is!

My thought process:
The 9'2 Skate is my most stable board, so I took the nose and mid board outline from that.
Plus, I wanted the mid-board turning of a curvy rail line.
The tight carve of the Speeed tail is my absolute favorite, so I took this tail off the 9'2 Speeed
I love the nose kick and performance rocker on my Acid, so this board got all that.

Voila: Performance with stability!

5 sessions on it.... all either chest to head high in howling winds (25-35 mph) or tiny, gutless shin slappers.
It surfs MUCH smaller than the 9'4 length... I couldn't be happier with the results.

Here is my mock-up.... I simply photoshopped body parts from the 9'2 Skate and 9'2 Speeed
Bert approved the premise, added his "shaper magic" to the rail foils, bottom contours and rocker lines, and the "Creek" was made!

I requested a "retro 50's hot rod" color fade.... cuz I figured a custom should get a special look.
Please watch the video to see how amazing it all came together.

Huge thanks to Tino, Bert and Dylan... plus all the folks at "the Board Factory" that made this piece of art for me!

oh yeah.... it is now a model in the Sunova line

Sizing soon.... this may get a very special treatment of sizes and color.... when I know, you will know!

mattyongoldy
QLD, 166 posts
30 Jun 2017 4:00AM
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Awesome looking board STC. Well deserved hope your getting a cut of the sales. I'd like one in the 8'8 x 120 ltr range thanks but maybe in blue not keen on the shark bait orange around these parts. Surprised you didnt name it the pimp lol. Look forward to seeing some footage in some bigger waves.

supthecreek
1535 posts
30 Jun 2017 2:14AM
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Thanks MoG... funny you mentioned "Blue"
just say'n


SUPbru
359 posts
30 Jun 2017 2:43AM
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Congrats STC...a well-deserved acknowledgment from Sunova for all your hard work & support...I'm just keen to see how this model scales down

cbigsup
221 posts
30 Jun 2017 3:29AM
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I have seen it up close and personal. Looks GuD!

JEG
VIC, 858 posts
30 Jun 2017 5:58AM
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That's nice, well done supthecreek

Supnorte
147 posts
30 Jun 2017 5:27AM
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Looks fun, both the board and the waves!

Gboots
NSW, 535 posts
30 Jun 2017 9:18AM
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Great concept STC. But the Flow is feeling left out and very sad

supthecreek
1535 posts
30 Jun 2017 9:33AM
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I love my 8'10 Flow... in fact, I was finalizing a video on it today!

The first thing I thought when I rode the Creek, was "wow... very similar to my Flow!"
Stoked to have a board that will give me similar performance, when I need the extra stability!

My Flow will still get a lot of play when it's clean and pumping.
That's the beauty of a good quiver.... there's always just the right board!

Gboots
NSW, 535 posts
30 Jun 2017 12:31PM
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Would love to see that Flow vid Creek. I am thinking that that will be my new board now that my broken thumb has just about recovered.

rodriguez
VIC, 873 posts
30 Jun 2017 1:18PM
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Great looking sup Ricky,you have done what a lot guys would love to do, that is pull together all the best parts of our best sup's.
Well done my man,think the colours look great.
Cheers,Rocket.

benk
TAS, 384 posts
30 Jun 2017 1:38PM
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Awesome work, You've created the "Frankenova"!

rockmagnet
QLD, 1052 posts
30 Jun 2017 2:01PM
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She who must be obeyed won't let me buy another board (something about being on the pension) and I'm still in deep for buying my 9'5 speeed 5 months ago. So if there are any free samples going for testing purposes only of course. I'll have it.

gogogo
54 posts
30 Jun 2017 1:16PM
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Hey Rick just logging to say congrats! Thanks for all the insight you've given on the forum and PM/DMs with your SUP quiver journey.

gogogo
54 posts
30 Jun 2017 1:18PM
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PS: yay on double leash plugs.

Tardy
NSW, 2439 posts
30 Jun 2017 5:24PM
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Looks and surfs great supthecreek .i love a good 9.1 or 9.4 and 145-150 litre in windy average condition s .
it looks very similar to my 9.1 x32 Hokua .@150 litre ..it's my big board.
a great name for a baord the CREEK .

Brenno
QLD, 616 posts
30 Jun 2017 5:58PM
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Great job STC. A lot of thought went in to the "creek", I can see that. Just got my flow wet for the first time. I get what you've been carrying on about now.

Nozza
VIC, 1854 posts
30 Jun 2017 8:58PM
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Shouldn't it be Creeek?

supthecreek
1535 posts
30 Jun 2017 8:18PM
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Tardy said..
Looks and surfs great supthecreek .i love a good 9.1 or 9.4 and 145-150 litre in windy average condition s .
it looks very similar to my 9.1 x32 Hokua .@150 litre ..it's my big board.
a great name for a baord the CREEK .


Thanks Tardy.

So people don't get the idea that the Creek shares any similarities with the 32XL.... it does not!
I have surfed them both and they couldn't be more different.

supthecreek
1535 posts
30 Jun 2017 8:24PM
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Here are the finalized Creek dimensions..... game on!

7'4" x 25 1/8" x 3 5/8" @71.7L
7'7" x 26" x 3 3/4" @79.3L
7'10" x 26 7/8" x 3 7/8" @87.4L
8'1" x 27 11/16" x 4" @96L
8'4" x 28 9/16" x 4 1/8" @105.2L
8'7" x 29 7/16" x 4 1/4" @115L
8'10" x 30 1/4" x 4 3/8" @125.3L
9'1" x 31 1/8" x 4 1/2" @136.3L
9'4" x 32" x 4 9/16" @147.9L
9'7" x 32 7/8" x 4 11/16" @160L














SunnyBouy
263 posts
1 Jul 2017 2:39AM
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That's Ace.

Enjoy, please give us an update in a month or so thanks !!

JEG
VIC, 858 posts
1 Jul 2017 6:22AM
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That's a lot of creek to choose from!

benjl
80 posts
1 Jul 2017 6:33AM
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Wicked board dude!! I like the design concepts and shapes. That 8'4 would be fun for me.. good bye hokua x32! Looked relatively fast on your vid in small waves too

Lucyloo
VIC, 126 posts
1 Jul 2017 7:36PM
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Great work Rick id say a few crew are gonna be UP THE CREEK with the missus but hey lifes short,no gain with out a little pain.Well done fella.

Gboots
NSW, 535 posts
1 Jul 2017 8:01PM
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Those 8'10 dims look sweet Creek.

Tardy
NSW, 2439 posts
2 Jul 2017 10:11AM
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supthecreek said..



Tardy said..
Looks and surfs great supthecreek .i love a good 9.1 or 9.4 and 145-150 litre in windy average condition s .
it looks very similar to my 9.1 x32 Hokua .@150 litre ..it's my big board.
a great name for a baord the CREEK .





Thanks Tardy.

So people don't get the idea that the Creek shares any similarities with the 32XL.... it does not!
I have surfed them both and they couldn't be more different.




some great sizes......and covers all size riders ,when ya bones are creaking ...go for a creek.9,4

JosephBetts
154 posts
2 Jul 2017 9:06AM
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Are we beginning to see the emergence of a new professional rider in the surfing industry...the common man? Although creek you are more than the common man, you are pushing the limits in another direction, the human body. You should add a Tagline to the board...something like...'my shoulders are ****ed, and i can't tuck my shirt into my pants but I can ride this thing all day long'

supthecreek
1535 posts
2 Jul 2017 10:12AM
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It's pretty amazing how hard it is to walk across the room when I wake up in the morning.
I need all the help I can get!

Youngbreezy
WA, 389 posts
2 Jul 2017 10:57AM
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Very very nice STC that is exactly the board I had been imagining

t457118
90 posts
2 Jul 2017 12:20PM
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Shades of BLine ......which is a good thing.

Jeroensurf
373 posts
2 Jul 2017 1:16PM
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Nice looking shape and awesome color scheme!



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