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Surf SUP Recommendation

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Created by theDoctor A week ago, 11 Sep 2021
theDoctor
NSW, 5548 posts
11 Sep 2021 8:36PM
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Been out of the surf SUP loop for a bit and looking for a new board as my old one is, well.... old
90/95kg experienced rider, surf pretty well if i do say so myself.
looking for a shortboard SUP for clean(ish) waves waist high and up
usually go the naish route, but they seem pretty non existent everywhere.
like the look of the sunova Creek and Steeze boards, but again
trying to find one in stock is a nightmare and kind of want something now

Any suggestions....?

CH3MTR4IL5
WA, 287 posts
11 Sep 2021 6:57PM
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Fanatic pro wave is the shizzle, its like riding a shortboard once you're on a wave. Bigger it gets better it gets

www.fanatic.com/sup/composite-boards/surf/prowave-ltd

theDoctor
NSW, 5548 posts
11 Sep 2021 9:13PM
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i think I'll need something with a bit more volume, haven't tried anything in under 130ltrs in a while, mates dropping one off for me to try tomorrow that's 125ltrs

CH3MTR4IL5
WA, 287 posts
11 Sep 2021 7:21PM
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Ah yep fair call, i'm 70kgs!

Tardy
4104 posts
11 Sep 2021 7:27PM
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hey ,doc .a heap of Sunova board coming to Oz next month 8,7 placid is a good all rounder ,has the stability of a 130 ,but the free moving of a smaller board ,great board ,I'm also your weight .its 126 litre 31,5 ,wide .

drivethebus
2 posts
12 Sep 2021 3:51AM
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Hi mate, I am around your weight and 6'3 been riding surf SUPs for around eight months, and thirty odd years of surfing. I just picked up a Naish Maddog 9'0 x32 at 145 litres and had my first surf on it yesterday. Whilst the waves were very average it gave a few moments when it showed it's potential. It might be hard to find but a small shipment just arrived in OZ so give your local shop, or give the importer a call.

The Naish looks great in the flesh and it comes with a nice set of fins. I was looking at getting a Sunova Creek in 9'1 or as per the Creeks designers himself size up to a 9'4. Unfortunately the local shop selling the Sunova closed its doors for good just before I finalised the deal. So my other local store had just ordered a Maddog so I only had a few weeks wait. I noticed that WSS board store in Manly is showing a 9'5 Maddog in stock if that helps.

I am heading out hopefully another surf now and will add some more thoughts on the Maddog in the board talk forum later.

Stephen.

theDoctor
NSW, 5548 posts
13 Sep 2021 6:41PM
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thanks for all the info guys
tossing up between the 8'7" and 9'1" placid
rode a 8'8" smik spitfire v2 today that was really comfortable at 135ltrs
just wondering if the loss of 10ltrs going the 8'7" is going to hurt more than going up 10ltrs in 9'1"

Bowerboy
NSW, 126 posts
13 Sep 2021 9:32PM
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I'm 90 kg. I love the smik style lord. So much fun, perfect balance between performance and stability. Bullet proof construction




ladfromsnowy
16 posts
Tuesday , 14 Sep 2021 10:16AM
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theDoctor said..

thanks for all the info guys
tossing up between the 8'7" and 9'1" placid
rode a 8'8" smik spitfire v2 today that was really comfortable at 135ltrs
just wondering if the loss of 10ltrs going the 8'7" is going to hurt more than going up 10ltrs in 9'1"


If in doubt, Volume is your friend

Haddock
37 posts
Tuesday , 14 Sep 2021 8:01PM
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IMHO the Placid is super stable for size and volume. I'm 85kg and have an 8'7, but could happily have gone to the 8'3 or shorter in reality. Mine is super stable in chop and dodgy conditions and I've done a couple of 2km plus coastal tours on it over the summer, so feels like a real allrounder for me.

If I was looking purely to shred, I would have definitely gone smaller.
HTH

theDoctor
NSW, 5548 posts
Tuesday , 14 Sep 2021 11:03PM
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cheers
i really am looking to purely ride waves, i have a couple of 12ft glides i use to paddle flat water and ride beer foam waves.
i wonder what's worse
a submarine or
a boat

CH3MTR4IL5
WA, 287 posts
Tuesday , 14 Sep 2021 9:05PM
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Bowerboy said..
I'm 90 kg. I love the smik style lord. So much fun, perfect balance between performance and stability. Bullet proof construction





Also possibly the best name ever for a board!

Tardy
4104 posts
Wednesday , 15 Sep 2021 6:54AM
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theDoctor said..
cheers
i really am looking to purely ride waves, i have a couple of 12ft glides i use to paddle flat water and ride beer foam waves.
i wonder what's worse
a submarine or
a boat


hey Doc ,the 9,1 is a boat ...Its for big guys ,creek who is 107 kg found it big ,so is happy on the 8,10 now
i'm 97 kgs now and 8,7 placid is holding me well up ...i also like Haddock can taken it for 2-4 km paddles ,
the 8,7 is stable ,and loose ...I have a 126 litre flow too and it is no where near as stable ...its all in the shape and width.
made for clumsy old men like me ..I also think the 8,6 smik twin is a good choice too, also 31,5 wide ...you will advance
quicker in getting rad ,with a shorter wider board .

where where those beer waves again ..?

Tardy
4104 posts
Wednesday , 15 Sep 2021 6:57AM
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Surfnbjj
NSW, 30 posts
Wednesday , 15 Sep 2021 4:05PM
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Have you looked into the Starboard Hypernut? You can go short but still keep the stability, and it handles bigger waves as well.

Now I must advise you to take this with a grain of salt, I haven't owned one but have ridden one and looking at adding one to my quiver so i've watched a few reviews on them.

ladfromsnowy
16 posts
Wednesday , 15 Sep 2021 5:58PM
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Bowerboy said..
I'm 90 kg. I love the smik style lord. So much fun, perfect balance between performance and stability. Bullet proof construction





Would like to give 1 of these a crack in some juice, Price of these boards is restrictive/ridiculous though. I'll stick to buying customs. a couple of days wages cheaper



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