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Where to next for novice

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Created by KneeloMike A week ago, 9 Sep 2021
KneeloMike
2 posts
9 Sep 2021 8:04PM
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G'day

Been a Sunny Coast kneelo for almost fifty years but a couple of years ago discovered SUPs. As a result, my kneeboard only gets wet on bigger days when I don't feel confident taking out my SUP.

I'm 6'4", 95kg (210 pounds), 64 years old and good fitness.

Currently I''m on an 11'2" x 34 x 236 litre Fanatic Fly which I paddle 70% on flatwater and 30% in small waves.

Maybe I'm bonkers trying to do this at my age, but I'd like to downsize and spend a lot more time in the waves. I've tried 160 litre 32" boards but they feel too small and tippy for me, especially on bumpy days.

Was thinking 10', something around 180-190 litres, like a 10' Starboard Whopper, 10' Naish Mana, 10'2" Sunova One, or tonight on this forum, discovered the 10' x 35" Sunova Kanga which looks really interesting.

Something that I can paddle and take off in surf stance, cruise and not have to walk the board too much to turn and trim the board if that makes sense.

Any advice from other taller, older, bigger riders?

Cheers

jvriesinga
29 posts
10 Sep 2021 4:46AM
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I would have a look at a 9'3 Jimmy lewis Destroyer. It's only 160L but that should be plenty big. Litres are only part of the story with regards to how tippy a board is. Shape plays a big role as well. You could also look at a speeed with the same litres. It might be a bit more tippy but those boards are sweet. Either way I would look at something used because soon enough you will probably be riding 145l boards.. My friend is 100kg and 50 years old and 145l seems to be the sweet spot for him.

Withagee
7 posts
10 Sep 2021 5:17AM
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Mate have a look at this for a big stable board.... just up the road too
www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yandina/surfing/smik-custom-10-x-34-stand-up-paddle-board/1280875657
BIIIG Width, BIIIG litres, in a surf style sup.... should be perfect

100yearsold
19 posts
10 Sep 2021 6:24AM
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KneeloMike said..
G'day

Been a Sunny Coast kneelo for almost fifty years but a couple of years ago discovered SUPs. As a result, my kneeboard only gets wet on bigger days when I don't feel confident taking out my SUP.

I'm 6'4", 95kg (210 pounds), 64 years old and good fitness.

Currently I''m on an 11'2" x 34 x 236 litre Fanatic Fly which I paddle 70% on flatwater and 30% in small waves.

Maybe I'm bonkers trying to do this at my age, but I'd like to downsize and spend a lot more time in the waves. I've tried 160 litre 32" boards but they feel too small and tippy for me, especially on bumpy days.

Was thinking 10', something around 180-190 litres, like a 10' Starboard Whopper, 10' Naish Mana, 10'2" Sunova One, or tonight on this forum, discovered the 10' x 35" Sunova Kanga which looks really interesting.

Something that I can paddle and take off in surf stance, cruise and not have to walk the board too much to turn and trim the board if that makes sense.

Any advice from other taller, older, bigger riders?

Cheers



Hi mate
like most things in life, it's the WIDTH that matters
I'm 88kg and using a 9'1 x 32 145 lt and it really stable
it is sooo much fun when on the wave


enjoy

DavidJohn
VIC, 16813 posts
10 Sep 2021 10:12AM
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I'm your hight, weight and age.. and I'd recommend something like the Naish 9'5"x 32" Mana.. and other brands have a similar spec'd board.

I've had a number of them.. My wife and daughter have one.. and my current own personal one is the new Alana version and it's a beautiful looking board.

www.naishsurfing.com/product/alana-95-gtw/

DaveSandan
VIC, 1111 posts
10 Sep 2021 12:53PM
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Hey a fellow old cripple like me!!! I have a Mana 10x32 and its great for me I am a couple of years younger and shorter etc but I think you will love it. I rode mine in Tweed earlier this year and it was great fun.

DaveSandan
VIC, 1111 posts
10 Sep 2021 12:55PM
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If you can get the GTW its less likely to get banged up as much.




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