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Supafreak started the topic in Friday, 13 Dec 2019 at 9:35pm

I’m 6ft 90 kg 58 yo grommet , what’s the best groveler for knee to chest high Gold Coast crap , above that I’m covered , feeling bored waiting for anything

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Supafreak commented Friday, 13 Dec 2019 at 9:37pm

If anyone mentions a mal I will hunt you down and bitch slap ya

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Blowin commented Friday, 13 Dec 2019 at 9:54pm

Go out and immediately buy a decent foamie if you haven’t already. One with proper foiled rails.

I’ve spent a bit of time on the Nth coast NSW lately and I wouldn’t surf 20 percent of the time if it wasn’t for a foamie I got hold of. You can ride basically anything. Knee high waves are an option. Fat waves are an option. Waves which aren’t even sure if they’re a left or a right are an option.

If you’d previously told me I’d have anything but a soft-on for soft tops I’d have laughed in your face. Then I was faced with mindlessly average daily beachies....

Gets you out there when you wouldn’t even contemplate it otherwise.

I reckon that foamie saved my liver.

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udo commented Friday, 13 Dec 2019 at 9:56pm

DVS 6'6 thin Wasp

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Supafreak commented Friday, 13 Dec 2019 at 10:07pm

Thanks for that never even considered a foamie plus could teach my 3 yo daughter cheers

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hairmick commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 3:25pm

I'm a similar age, height and weight. I have been surfing a number of gary mcneill's boards since I picked one up second hand about 4 years ago. Recently ordered a CV2 model at 6'2". I'm riding it with a set of upright twin fins ans small trailer fin. I am absolutely loving it in waves from 1-3 foot and it even goes well in waves a bit bigger. I've been so stoked on it and it's got me surfing in waves I'd have often driven away from. Couldn't recommend highly enough and he's on the Gold. I've ordered my last 3 new boards from Gary and he's really helpful and a pleasure to deal with in my experience so might be worth a phone call or visit

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Solitude commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 5:13pm

What other boards have you ridden from Gary?

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hairmick commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 5:41pm

Only the entity. I picked up a second hand 6'2 entity just over 4 years ago and it was just magic. I surfed it 90% of the time for about 3 years. I have since ordered an entity similar but 6'4" and another as a step up at 6'10". Kept the old entity as a back up board (still goes amazing but showing signs of age). Really love the newer entities too but they're not a groveller. Definitely go much better when the surf is pumping. Lack of size and quality surf here over the past month have seen me riding the CV2 exclusively but I am hooked on it at the moment. Just saw a second hand CV2 go up on gumtree on the goldie this afternoon that would be worth a look if you are in the area. Only I ordered mine with a slightly modified fish tail to accommodate a centre fin plug for a stabiliser which I am glad about. I've struggled to really love riding quads

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Solitude commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 6:17pm

I’ve got a CV2 also. Have it as a quad set up. Loves that 2-4’ range. I pushed it in 4-6’ waves in Indo this year and felt a bit skatey for that.
Entity step ups so good once it’s a bit larger.
I’m thinking of going one of his Torus twins next board I think. Couple of mates have them and can’t stop raving.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 7:23pm

@Blowin

What foamy brand/model have you got?..i was a little curious on the idea, now you have added some more curiosity.

Otherwise for original poster, id just go here out board hunting for me true grovellers are best picked when you can see and touch them.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 7:31pm

Not sure , Indo . Maybe Ocean and Earth ?

I will tell you when I get back there.

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udo commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 8:13pm

i almost bought a MR softie twin they look to be unreal fun
But at $590 no fuckin way...! even an Ezyrider at $400 Nope.

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freeride76 commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 8:12pm

checkout dump shops , you might find one cheap.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 14 Dec 2019 at 9:10pm

I took my lady to a garage sale one day and sat in the car drinking coffee , then she has returned with a pink soft top she got for $80 .

It’s the board I ride most over there.

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Supafreak commented Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 at 9:54am

Looked around at various shops and could’nt bring myself to paying close to $500 for performance foamier , nothing decent second hand so lashed out for xmas and brought a HP puddle jumper 5’10” , surfed 2ft waves this morning and it went unreal , took indo dreaming advice , cheers everyone for input