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Sunova Search 12'0" Nozza.

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Created by Nozza > 9 months ago, 30 Nov 2017
Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
7 Apr 2018 8:48PM
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LastSupper said..
Shoulda been on the sth side noz !!! Waves were good and perfect for that shooter


I'm still meant to be taking it very easy on the wound, no stress on the calf.
Soon.....

Casso
NSW, 3483 posts
7 Apr 2018 10:35PM
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Great job on the grip!

Zeusman
NSW, 1211 posts
8 Apr 2018 6:45AM
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Casso said..
Great job on the grip!



Agreed. Looks perfect

Gboots
NSW, 555 posts
8 Apr 2018 10:02AM
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Well done Nozza. Must be killing you having to be so patient due to the surgery.

Helmy
VIC, 637 posts
8 Apr 2018 4:24PM
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Nozza said..

WaveScience said..


Helmy said..
No posts for today, so I'll put one out there :

Given that we all (try to) surf our 12'6" raceboards, with varying levels of success, and generally with (understandably) poor levels of acceptance from other surfers, will "The Nozza" be a turning point for us?

Will we all be adding "Nozza's" to our already hefty quivers, or perhaps even ditching the 12'6" raceboards in favour of "The Nozza"?

Will "The Nozza" take a piece out of the (significant) 10'6" market?

Will Nozza go down in SUP-surfing history as The Man who popularised The Search into the SUP mainstream?
(Sorry Bert, Casso...)

Have at it...




I'm thinking "The Nozza" should be an event rather than just a board. Maybe more than an event, it's a whole SUP/Surf carnival. I see a competition in two parts - longboard SUP surf comp followed by a SUP surf race - two win, you need to combine your points from both events and the kicker is, you have to use the same board in both the surf comp and the race.



I think it will need to be in 3 parts, with the third involving beer....


Imagine that...
"The Nozza Surf and Beer Fest"
May come to rival the Byron Bay Blest Fest one day...
Final judging by Nozza and our jet setting hero SupTheCreek.

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
8 Apr 2018 6:29PM
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Gboots said..
Well done Nozza. Must be killing you having to be so patient due to the surgery.


Once I saw the wound after the second round of surgery, at one week in, I had a "Fark, this is serious" moment.
All thoughts of ignoring doctor's orders gone.
This is nearly 6 weeks after...


It was a lot angrier than that, and weeping fluid until the stiches come out in Byron Bay.

moogengronko
28 posts
10 Apr 2018 3:47AM
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I want Nozza's board, tent and garage

I am a little disappointed that you didn't rock a white wetsuit with red rashie

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
18 Apr 2018 4:20PM
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What's going on here?
That's my board on someone else's car.......




Casso
NSW, 3483 posts
18 Apr 2018 4:37PM
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He he he, yeah ... and that's your board in some southern juice.





Might say - it goes alright.

Video coming soon.

Tardy
2550 posts
18 Apr 2018 3:24PM
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sick ...that would out run a waimea wave for sure ...looking forward to seeing the vid.

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
18 Apr 2018 7:34PM
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That first shot is either "Wow"!!!!! or "Sh111111111tttttt!!!!!!"

Casso
NSW, 3483 posts
18 Apr 2018 10:24PM
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And the vid...

SunnyBouy
279 posts
18 Apr 2018 11:03PM
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Ha!
Its gotten wet, awesome..

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1636 posts
19 Apr 2018 1:34AM
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Talk about a baptism of fire!

JEG
VIC, 915 posts
19 Apr 2018 7:25AM
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The big gun is out with bungee cord, nice vid!

Casso
NSW, 3483 posts
19 Apr 2018 8:13AM
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JEG said..
The big gun is out with bungee cord, nice vid!

Yep - was thinking of putting an esky under there in case I got thirsty mid session.

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
19 Apr 2018 9:23AM
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Great stuff Casso.
The board is going to be terribly disappointed the next time it is surfed.
Excellent choice of music too.

Brenno
QLD, 631 posts
19 Apr 2018 10:57AM
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Nozza said..
Great stuff Casso.
The board is going to be terribly disappointed the next time it is surfed.
Excellent choice of music too.


Bloody hell Casso, you made that missile look a lot smaller than it is!
Nice job on that grip Nozza, looks like a classic now.
I hope she comes back to you after being ridden like that.......

Helmy
VIC, 637 posts
19 Apr 2018 11:36AM
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suddenly feeling very inadequate sitting here in the office piloting my 2 computer screens...
awesome, Casso...
and nice editorial content on the music, Noz!

supthecreek
1582 posts
19 Apr 2018 10:26AM
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Just when I thought this thread couldn't get any better.... BAM, there it is!

Style'n the Noz Casso... very nice!

Casso
NSW, 3483 posts
19 Apr 2018 6:19PM
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Nozza said..
Excellent choice of music too.

colas
2794 posts
19 Apr 2018 5:59PM
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The bottoms... smoooooooooooooooooooth!

magillamelb
VIC, 589 posts
20 Apr 2018 10:30AM
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Surely there's enough content to make a 12 week documentary on "Nozza's Search for the Nozza"?

Tardy
2550 posts
20 Apr 2018 9:43AM
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magillamelb said..
Surely there's enough content to make a 12 week documentary on "Nozza's Search for the Nozza"?


It could replace home and away .

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
24 Apr 2018 8:13PM
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magillamelb said..
Surely there's enough content to make a 12 week documentary on "Nozza's Search for the Nozza"?






Just looking back in here.
"Searching for Nozza?"

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
24 Apr 2018 8:14PM
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Tardy said..

magillamelb said..
Surely there's enough content to make a 12 week documentary on "Nozza's Search for the Nozza"?



It could replace home and away .


What's "home and away"?

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
24 Apr 2018 8:15PM
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supthecreek said..
Just when I thought this thread couldn't get any better.... BAM, there it is!

Style'n the Noz Casso... very nice!






I think this might be "as good as it gets" Rick.......

Weeksymate
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28 Apr 2018 3:22PM
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cantSUPenough said..
Wow, what a story! I want one too! That is a sweet looking ride!

What will you do about a deck pad? Wax instead?


Don't waste that beautiful design by waxing it. Get some Versa Traction instead

Nozza
VIC, 1903 posts
18 May 2018 4:34PM
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In Merimbula for the week with the Nozza, among other toys.
Morning beach walk showed The Bar looked small enough for me to attempt a surf.

Drove around to my favoured launch spot on the inlet and got ready.


Flatwater paddle down the inlet.
The board tracks well, seems to zip along nicely.


Carried over the sand spit - so far so good with the liftsup handle.
Out to play.


My surfing ability is slight, mainly trying to gain confidence.
Board punched out through whitewash very well.
Attempted rides.



The gopro on the back spends a fair bit of time underwater or in spray.


Nice and clear there.
Played around for a while, my lack of general fitness showing through.


Had enough for a first attempt this year, carried back over to the inlet.
Bit of a stiff headwind for the paddle back up.


Wind, warm, time to test my plans for the Nozza as an allrounder.


Done flatwater, attempted surf, time to windsurf.
Got my rig out and assembled.


Fanatic Ride Rig a couple of years old.
Very pleased with it.
A couple of recent tweaks - multi pulley with hook for the downhaul.


Much less friction than multiple times through the eyelet, and will be quicker to rig in future.
Mast pad to protect Nozza.


Found my forward fin.


Remove the blanking plate and fit.



Ready to go.





Headed out, uphaul start, bore away and missed the jetty, ran off which I have had trouble doing on other widsups.




First successful windsurf gybe in over 30 years.


And a second...


The board steers well, and the volume distribution seems to suit the rig location.
Felt more stable than the 12' PSH to tack and gybe.






Steered away from the houseboat thing that has previously had a fatal attraction for windsups.
T boned it last November.


Relatively stable through my wobbly tacks.


"Steer away from the houseboat".


Had a ball, brilliant fun, great board, the concept seems to have worked perfectly.






SunnyBouy
279 posts
18 May 2018 3:23PM
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Fabulous

Looking like the board fulfils it's original scope and design.

You're location looks too nice for us UK types to comprehend. Can you take some photos of brown seas, grey clouds and 20knts please, i think we'll all be happy then.



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