Strong offshores medium size waves, what board?

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groundswell started the topic in Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 at 7:51am

Today the waves were smoking if you could get in the right spot and down the fac withthe howling offshore wind.
Got me thinking about other similar times and what equipment would be most suitable.
Besides training and doing laps in a pool regularly.

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groundswell commented Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 at 7:54am

Bodyboard is an easy answer. but flippers give me grief.

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cycd commented Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 at 9:55am

Weight and volume for stiff offshores.... MC pro tow or Webster desert storm work well IMO

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thedrip commented Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 at 2:57pm

Yahoo 7' single fin.

Or an 8' Yahoo widowmaker.

They would be my go to boards - but it depends on your definition of medium size.

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tux commented Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 at 3:18pm

Something with the wide point forward....and some weight....not epoxy

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caml commented Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 at 5:18pm

If u think a bodyboard could do the trick I reckon u need a stronger offshore wind . A five fin claw from tom hoye is the best ever & u can surf waves that are choppy offshore winds

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groundswell commented Monday, 4 Jan 2016 at 3:28pm

thedrip wrote:

They would be my go to boards - but it depends on your definition of medium size.

This was the other day that i was talking about, the wind was stronger than it looks-

Thank for the answers i only have a banksy fish and firewire mini driver or bodyboard and a 72 funboard at the moment as i sold all my good wave boards when low on cash. But im looking into what to get now.
The mini driver works well in many conditions, just not strong offshore winds.It also sometimes skips out on heavy drops but a nubster fin might change that.

Thanks for the answers.

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caml commented Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 at 9:45pm

Those pics have fresh wind on the waves but they aren't far out enough to get the chop as much as I assumed . Still small not medium size

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groundswell commented Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 at 4:47am

Yeah i thought youd think that Camel but the main worry was im still out of shape after putting on about 16 or 18 kilos over winter- drinking beer and wine.
Its sure made paddling into waves like this harder and more stress on my bottom turns once i get into one.
I dont know if i should get all new boards for my new weight or try to get thin again like i was before.
Earlier this year (and a few years ago)i found waves like that easy now i find it difficult.
I must add that im on medication now to help with schizophrenia which makes it hard to lose weight and easy to gain weight.
So i dont know whats going to happen to my surfing in the future. I might go back to a bodyboard for a while, i find that easy to fall back onto even if im fat.Where as with a surfboard if you stop for a month or put on a little weight then you go back several steps.

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groundswell commented Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 at 4:48am

By the way i mean medium for that place. its best at that size or a little bigger. Geraldton doesnt really get big like what you would call big either.

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tux commented Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 at 1:41pm

Try to find a mini driver in PU instead of epoxy...world of difference when dealing with chop and offshores

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caml commented Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 at 11:46pm

Ok good gs best of luck with the medicine

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groundswell commented Friday, 1 Jan 2016 at 6:25pm

Thanks, after last night im not drinking any more booze for a while so that should help. Hung out with my new doctor funnily enough last night where he shouted me a few vodka red bulls but im done with drinking now so should get back on track soon enough.

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udo commented Friday, 1 Jan 2016 at 7:11pm

gs, no piss and definetly no mull let the psche drugs do there job
no nicotine either, can mess with Clopine type meds.

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groundswell commented Monday, 4 Jan 2016 at 3:33pm

out of all those the hardest one for me will be nicotine, but when im feeling healthy giving up smoking is fairly easy.I hate mull. allergic to it.