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Yay! Finally bought a Creek!

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Created by Seajuice A week ago, 7 Nov 2019
Seajuice
NSW, 548 posts
7 Nov 2019 8:29PM
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Been searching for a used Sunova Creek for a few months whilst saving money towards buying a new one.
Found a used but near new one for sale this morning but hopes were dashed when it was pick up only, no delivery from Qld to NSW. Which of course isn't easy for the seller.
Oh well. So went out with the missus & daughter for a favourite walk along a local beach walkway before I decided to check out my local surf shop, Natural Necessity which I hadn't visited for quite some time.
I left my wife & daughter checking out the clothing whilst I went upstairs to check the boards.
I didn't really have any hope in finding a Sunova Creek or a Flash & expected just the usual older designs like the Soul, Speeed & Skate.
I found the Sunova boards & as expected there wasn't any coloured boards the same as the typical Creek & Flash. But checked them out anyway as one would. Yep. There were the Speeeds with their channel tails. Hold on! There's one with a pointy nose but same unpainted balsa wood look? Ha! Speeed with a pointy noise I thought.
Then checked the label as the boards were hanging sideways to find out what it was called? CREEK. 8ft 10" x 30.5" x 125 litres. Exactly the size I wanted.
But read the label further & found its price being full retail. Oh well, haven't got enough. So checked out the other boards before coming back to the Creek.
I pulled the board out a bit to look at its deck & low & behold found its heavily discounted price in red texta. Yay! I got enough to buy!
So even got a leg leash for free & a good quality board cover & rail tape at discounted price as well.
My missus, minister of finance agreed for me to withdraw the extra $150. that I didn't have. Must have been because I said the dress looked good that she was trying on. Lol. Or was it she looked good in the dress?
The rail tape was applied by shop staff whilst I had lunch as well.
Not bothered about the colour as its how I like my Sunova boards. And believe the sharks would ignore anything with drift wood colouring anyway. Lol!
So special thanks to the staff of Natural Necessity Surf Shop for their quality service. Rail tape applied, leg leash attached & board bagged for me to take away.
I am one happy chappy.
Now I just have to retrain myself to get off my 1 1/2 years of foilboarding back to paddle surfing.








Tardy
3176 posts
7 Nov 2019 5:48PM
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Well done mate ,great board ,I had 10 days on one in the Maldives ,it will take on any size wave ..i liked it best with FCS 7 sides and 5 FCS rear .
very stable board ,and catches waves real easy .

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1845 posts
7 Nov 2019 9:34PM
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Nice one! (Personally I prefer the neutral color.)

Seajuice
NSW, 548 posts
7 Nov 2019 9:45PM
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Thanks Tardy for the recommendation of fins & the wave handling. Exactly what I want it for.
I need it for big surf but will surf it in any conditions. Also to outrun or carve around closing sections. And last of all shred which is rare at my ability. Lol.
cantSUPenough. Yeah, I was very surprised it came in natural colour when I only ever saw the coloured CREEKs.?

Nugdam
QLD, 323 posts
7 Nov 2019 9:19PM
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Seajuice said..
Thanks Tardy for the recommendation of fins & the wave handling. Exactly what I want it for.
I need it for big surf but will surf it in any conditions. Also to outrun or carve around closing sections. And last of all shred which is rare at my ability. Lol.
cantSUPenough. Yeah, I was very surprised it came in natural colour when I only ever saw the coloured CREEKs.?


Would of been a custom order no doubt

MangoDingo
NT, 316 posts
7 Nov 2019 9:30PM
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SeaJuice you've scored mate!
Ha - what a cracker yarn and how stoked you must've been when you turned it over to see the right dims and price.
You would've been babbling incoherently like a madman for a few minutes there I reckon!
Its an absolutely stunning looking stick mate - no work for you tomorrow eh!?!
Yeeeew!!!

supthecreek
1807 posts
7 Nov 2019 9:21PM
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Seajuice, your karma must be strong!
To walk in and find exactly the size you were looking for at a heavily discounted price..... SCORE!

Kent is a super nice guy... please tell him I said hi, next time you are in Natural Necessity. The name says it all.... Necessity!!!

I like the Balsa look on this board and would be stoked to see it in the new TR3 construction as well.

and YES..... smaller pivot style fin in the center!!!!! Absolutely!

Seajuice
NSW, 548 posts
8 Nov 2019 8:52AM
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MangoDingo: Haaa! was very tempting to miss work but winds predicted to blow anyway.

supthecreek: Gee, you've been everywhere! And yes, I think the surf shop was calling me. Couldn't believe my luck. The only one left.

But anyway I will first get my JP wide body on the water first & then my Sunova Soul to get my paddleboard surfing legs back before comparing the Creek in performance.

Cheers & thanks for your comments guys.

bomberdave
VIC, 209 posts
8 Nov 2019 8:59AM
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Tardy said..
Well done mate ,great board ,I had 10 days on one in the Maldives ,it will take on any size wave ..i liked it best with FCS 7 sides and 5 FCS rear .
very stable board ,and catches waves real easy .


Ran my 9'1 creek with that mix for a while before trying Cdrives and Quobba's. The small quobbas seem perfect for me and havent tried anything else since



JEG
VIC, 1321 posts
8 Nov 2019 5:40PM
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Nice fine Seajuice. I'm also on a hunt for sup surf board

Tardy
3176 posts
8 Nov 2019 4:31PM
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Seajuice said..
Thanks Tardy for the recommendation of fins & the wave handling. Exactly what I want it for.
I need it for big surf but will surf it in any conditions. Also to outrun or carve around closing sections. And last of all shred which is rare at my ability. Lol.
cantSUPenough. Yeah, I was very surprised it came in natural colour when I only ever saw the coloured CREEKs.?


Cool mate ..the speed tail really takes over on this board ,and if you need to out run sections ,you have the right board
it is quite a wide tail and with the channels it is very grippy ..so that's why the smaller fin works well .I have missed out twice on getting a 8.10 creek... again ...because they keep selling out ..I have to buy a 8.7 placid first ,then it will be the 8.10 creek .then I'm done ...lol ....enjoy ..

Emeboy
NSW, 271 posts
9 Nov 2019 2:43PM
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Awesome score Seajuice!!! NN is my place of worship most of the time too... Great guys in there.

I have the 9'1 but wish I had gone the 8'10.... Very keen to try out the fin combo you suggest Tardy. I think the board needs it.

Will keep my eyes peeled for you over the summer and see what your thoughts are.....



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