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Video In support of comfortable sized boards

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Created by supthecreek Two weeks ago, 5 Sep 2018
supthecreek
1535 posts
5 Sep 2018 10:02AM
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Lots of newbie questions regarding board size around here this week.
The question about "how small" to go keeps popping up.

Waves on Cape Cod were soft and low power this week, so I pulled out a bigger board to maximize the fun factor.

Easy in, easy to carry speed... so easy to carve around in gutless waves.

Video of surf yesterday.... riding a 9'5 x 31.5 at 150 liters.... super comfortable and super fun.
A smaller board would have been slow and boring.
(for volume reference, I am 106 kg... 70 years old)

yeah, this video plays on the insane Great White activity lately.
10' from the beach... big ones.... every day..... multiple interactions daily.
1 very serious attack in the next town.

Good for empty line-ups

Helmy
VIC, 622 posts
5 Sep 2018 1:33PM
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Don't you fkn dare get chewed by one of those, Rick.
You have responsibilities to your readership!

Tardy
NSW, 2448 posts
5 Sep 2018 6:35PM
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don't worry helmy ,sharks fear the creek .

great vid Rick .one of the reasons i wanted a bigger 9,2 ,131 litre board over my 120.
you just keep gliding ....

nice tail tap ....and technique.... getting everybody out of the water

cruzin.

MangoDingo
75 posts
5 Sep 2018 5:15PM
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Yep - wicked vid Creek.
You're surfin' really well man!!!
Diggin' your style (and the tunes).
Yew!!!

supthecreek
1535 posts
6 Sep 2018 8:24AM
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Thanks for the stoke!
I was super stoked to come up with that song.... it added to the fun factor.

I figure as long as a camera is running, no shark will hit me... cuz Murphy wouldn't allow it.

CAPWP
62 posts
10 Sep 2018 4:22AM
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Yeah nice VID and the White factor wooow....

Cheers, you surf are very elegant , you contrast very high versus the other guys on the line up....

LastSupper
VIC, 108 posts
10 Sep 2018 6:51PM
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supthecreek said..
Thanks for the stoke!
I was super stoked to come up with that song.... it added to the fun factor.

I figure as long as a camera is running, no shark will hit me... cuz Murphy wouldn't allow it.


Murphy rules ! Stylin mate ! Rumours r your hedin to oz

Kami
1276 posts
11 Sep 2018 4:17AM
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One of the best Creek moves is at 1.40

GizzieNZ
3702 posts
12 Sep 2018 10:14AM
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Fun vid (what camera took pics?) Only just managed to get to end of vid though .....music was a bit too sleepy?

Brenno
QLD, 616 posts
12 Sep 2018 12:55PM
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Haha, nice one Rick, made me smile.
Cruisin' big board style

wallie2444
NSW, 34 posts
12 Sep 2018 2:46PM
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Nice one STC !! Love your videos mate. This is why I went with the sunova style 10'6" XL. So much fun and so much stability up on the nose. Carve with ease and nose ride. Perfect

TaoJones
QLD, 7 posts
12 Sep 2018 7:57PM
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Which Sunova board is that one you're riding there Rick ?

Gboots
NSW, 537 posts
12 Sep 2018 8:24PM
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How about one of these.
Super refined rails , and that nose kick...



supthecreek
1535 posts
12 Sep 2018 8:33PM
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TaoJones said..
Which Sunova board is that one you're riding there Rick ?


Hi Tao
I was on my 9'5 Sunova Soul
9'5 x 31 3/4" @ 150 liters

I was about to put it in storage.... but I had a thought, and threw a small pivot fin in the center box.
It really loosened the board up in fat waves and was super fun!

Now it's back in my "active" rack in the van




Video was shot on my SoloShot3
which began working perfectly after the July 16th update.

and the music was perfect

TaoJones
QLD, 7 posts
13 Sep 2018 12:03PM
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Thanks Rick,

Thought it it might have been the Soul. I like that board! Might have to add to the quiver. (read.... my obsession)

Hey, my girl was out in Noosa yesterday and talked to a local guy who is teaching himself to surf (sup) from your videos.
i thought that was really cool as they were also an inspiration for me back when you were riding Allwaves.

And now I'm drinking the Sunova Kool Aid too

Cheers

TaoJones
QLD, 7 posts
Friday , 14 Sep 2018 4:11PM
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Hey Rick,

May I also ask your comparative opinion on the 9.5 Soul vs 9.4 Creek and what conditions you see each being most suited to?

Cheers



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