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Starboard Widepoint 9'5 or Gong NFA 10'

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Created by Templar Tuesday, 9 Jul 2019
Templar
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Tuesday , 9 Jul 2019 8:25PM
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Hi all.

I'm 39 years living in Portugal, Lisbon area. Started surfing already in my adulthood and in my last 6/7 years I've been riding a 9'4'' longboard.
I want to try SUP Surfing. I'm 6'4 (1,93m) and weight around 200Lbs (90-92kgs).

Second hand market here is mostly inflatables, big flatwater SUPs or small SUP surfboards.
Right now, this are my best options:
*2nd hand Starboard Widepoint 9'5 - 9'5" x 32"X 4.3'' x 153L vol
or

*Brand new Gong NFA 10 - 10'0 x 30' 11/16" x 4 1/16" x 140L -
gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box1707/Products/GON9SUPFNFA100

They are about the same price.

Main objective is catching waves and have fun, I don't do very advanced technical stuff. I usually surf knee to head high waves.
Having the option of doing the odd river paddle is a nice to have also.

What board you think it would suit me best, taking into consideration all above and in terms of stability vs surfability vs fun factor. Will they surf very diferently?

Thanks in advance

IanInca
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Wednesday , 10 Jul 2019 12:54AM
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Templar said..
Hi all.

I'm 39 years living in Portugal, Lisbon area. Started surfing already in my adulthood and in my last 6/7 years I've been riding a 9'4'' longboard.
I want to try SUP Surfing. I'm 6'4 (1,93m) and weight around 200Lbs (90-92kgs).

Second hand market here is mostly inflatables, big flatwater SUPs or small SUP surfboards.
Right now, this are my best options:
*2nd hand Starboard Widepoint 9'5 - 9'5" x 32"X 4.3'' x 153L vol
or

*Brand new Gong NFA 10 - 10'0 x 30' 11/16" x 4 1/16" x 140L -
gongsupshop.com/epages/box1707.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/box1707/Products/GON9SUPFNFA100

They are about the same price.

Main objective is catching waves and have fun, I don't do very advanced technical stuff. I usually surf knee to head high waves.
Having the option of doing the odd river paddle is a nice to have also.

What board you think it would suit me best, taking into consideration all above and in terms of stability vs surfability vs fun factor. Will they surf very diferently?

Thanks in advance


Hi, I think definitely the Gong. The new NSP is really light (I have the a smaller Nsp 7'6) and really v.strong. The longboard shape is great with your previous experience. You will be able to glide into waves from far out and benefit from some nice rails. 100% best choice..

Templar
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Wednesday , 10 Jul 2019 9:05PM
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Thanks a lot for the help lanica.



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