I live in Orange county California and my friend and I’s surfboards flew out of his truck on the 55 freeway southbound between chapman avenue and the 22 freeway on ramp. They were both in a board bag. Mine was sharpeye disco inferno in a curve board bag and his was a dma surfboard. Please message me if you have any information about the boards, thank you.
Shaping my own surfboard has always peaked my interest, but I don't want to make a shit board that I never want to surf.
Was thinking about making a stubby floaty fish, like 5 3' - 5 5'.
While I do think the process will be fun, in the end I want something that will perform. I think I already know the answer, obviously shapers who have been shaping surfboards for decades will be better, but how close can I realistically come to a professionally shaped board?
(I posted this to /r/beginnersurfers but thought it might be useful here, especially to the newer surfers. It was in response to an article talking about how to use a volume calculator to choose your next surfboard, which if you're still learning is pretty much exactly what you don't need to be doing.)
Volume is one of a big number of factors to consider when looking at boards, and isn't even the most important one (arguably by a longshot). However, volume is a very easy piece of information to feed to poorly-informed consumers (myself included when I was first starting to care about boards) who do not have the ability to work closely and often with a shaper.
If I want to buy a new CI, there's no way Britt or Al are going to take a moment out of their days to talk to me about my abilities and needs in order to recommend a shape to me, so I'm left with reading their vague and overly-optimistic ad copy and looking at dimensions and volumes to figure out if a particular board might work. (They also occasionally do demo days.) The only way an average surfer like me could figure out my true ideal board is to buy and try a whole bunch of boards (with my own money) until I land on a quiver that works. Once I've done that, I can apply what I've figured out to the next board.
Forthwith, I'm going to lay out what I believe I've learned about board design over the past decade or so, starting from the 7'6 mini-mal I started with, switching to an oversized shortboard way too early, and all the way to the more-or-less "correctly sized" shortboards I ride now.
(1) The "correct size" of any given board is based on need. How do you want the board to surf? How do you want it to feel? How lazy are you? How fit? How fat? Any injuries or chronic issues to consider? How often can you make it to the beach? Which beach? How are the waves on average? Is it usually crowded? Are your friends usually with you? As you progress with surfing, your needs in a board will change, and even if you were to stick with one specific model through your entire life, the dimensions would change depending on need.
(2) As I mentioned, volume is one of a large number of factors that determine how a board works. Here are some more: Plan shape. Center rocker. Rail rocker. Thickness. Foam distribution. Rail thickness. Concave (or not). Wetted surface area. Nose width. Tail width. Nose kick. Tail kick. Foam type. Resin type. Glassing schedule. Volume just tells you roughly if the board will float you... keep reading on reddit ➡
Few things for sale trying to clear up some room.
SOLD - TCL 55FS4610R 55-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (Roku TV) - $100 Works great
Loveseat - super clean. - $50
Surfboard - $50
DM or comment if interested
EDIT: Got my board back! I went back to post a sign and contact info and the guy who grabbed my board posted a sign about a lost surfboard.
Trying my luck here, but if anyone was at Davenport Landing today, did you find a yellow 6'10" egg in a white boardbag on the beach? Or see anyone take it?
I unfortuantely got caught in a massive longshore current at high tide and was stranded a couple hundred yards down the coast. Saw someone take the board while I was stuck there. Was hoping that the person who took it was a good samartian and could reunite me with the board.
Also lesson learned, don't leave your shiny new board to swap out on the beach, and don't take on more current than you can chew.
Picture of said board (I know it's beautiful, sigh):
I want to follow these instructions so I can stop using my ATT modem. I don't see any way to configure any settings at all on this thing, actually...
Looking to catalogue a variety of surfboards and elaborate kimono stands.
I’ve only got the white and cool surfboard; and the crane kimono stand.
Could trade with my spare list or bells! (Dont hv NMTs) Thanks!!
Recently I have been looking into buying a new surfboard, but I don't really have anybody to ask for help in person. Hoping to get some help on here. I am thinking about grabbing a fish shape board, coming from a 7'10" funboard. I want to have more turning ability, however I don't think I'm going to be able to ride a standard shortboard well at my ability. I am 5'10" 150 lbs with a beginner/intermediate skill level. Mostly looking for advice on board length/shape. BTW surfing mostly 2-6 foot waves most days.
$600. I recommend buying two wetsuits, that way, you should always have a dry wetsuit if you constantly rotate them.
I'm looking for a car that can fit a 9'2" longboard and 1-2 shortboards inside. Basically want something that doesn't require using a roof rack and is also reliable. From what I've read, the 4Runner seem like a good option.
My budget is low, between $4-6k. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Hey everyone! Happy belated new year.
I’ve got a few things here to sell that are in new/unused condition. Prices don’t include shipping and are local to 07060 NJ. Everything will be sanitized and cleaned prior to sale - no positive covid to worry about.
|Sony WH1000-XM3||$150||Like new, used for maybe 20 hours. bought 2 from eBay a month or two back. for my fiancé and I but she didn’t like hers and I can’t justify having headphones I don’t use at all. Look great and sound amazing have great battery life, you can read up on the reviews yourself if interested.|
|Arris SURFboard SBG6580 dual band||35 or both for 40||I used it with Comcast for 6 months in conjunction with the router below. Works great especially if you don’t wanna pay that 15$ monthly fee.|
|Cisco linksys E1000 wireless N-router||15 or both for 40||great for extending WiFi and whatever else you use a router for lol. Functions perfectly.|
|6x dust off compressed air||$4 each||bought an 8 pack instead of a single a few months back and I’m way past the exchange /return window I’ll sell them at cost to whoever would like.|