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
(ker-ching)

Any feedback would be much appreciated
Thanks

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jetson-smith commented 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.