not-so-beginner beginner

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gannet started the topic in Friday, 3 Jun 2011 at 4:06am

Looking for some board advice

Mate of mine’s just getting into surfing (coupla years I spose). He can get to his feet pretty quick, trim OK and do a few little turns. He’s been riding an NSP eggy pop-out, 6’6” I think, but wants to get a bit more realistic.

I reckon he should get a fishy kind of thruster, maybe 6’3 or 6’4. Bit of buoyancy for now and OK performance as he gets better (I could borrow it off him too ;)). He’s about 5’11” tall and I suppose 70 or so kilos, pretty fit and agile. Looking to ride it in 2-4 foot surf, clean and junky.

Any bright ideas re dimensions?

I’d talk to some shapers too but he (my mate) is limited to the second hand market

Any feedback would be much appreciated

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jetson-smith Friday, 22 Jul 2011 at 11:35am

gannet give clearwater a call. Steve del rosso is a good shaper and his prices are very reasonable.