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Created by goodwife Two weeks ago, 21 Nov 2018
goodwife
9 posts
21 Nov 2018 6:13PM
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Hi
hubby is keen to get into SUP. Location will be at vincentia, jervis bay so flat paddling, mucking about in minor bay waves. He is 6"3, athletic, prob about 90kg. Rides mtb and snowboard expert level, so balance isn't issue. Have done sup a couple times on holiday and was up on his feet strait off beach, and didn't fall (tho was probably on a complete brick) and we've done a touch of mini mal surfing
hes got no preference or idea on boards or types. His comment when mentioning it as a potential birthday gift was that "can pick up 2nd hand one for like $500).
Now extensive research from me has discovered that's not really the case. I was hoping to only spend about 700-800 (including paddle!)
reccomendations on size?? I was thinking 10"0 but I'm soo confused, on this forum some say go long, some seem to suggest more like 9"6 for his weight?
Options seem to be cheapy Honu type board.. or some board shops maybe doing deals for about 1k
Or locally in Canberra found a 2nd hand Naish Alana 10"6 (x30"x4")for $900. I think this is a"women's" board whatever that is, but am worried it might be too long? Thoughts? Suitable for the flats and small waves? Tis more than I want to spend, but seems it's a good brand, and def bonus on local pick up. Plus comes with paddle, bag & cart. Apparently very good condition..

Langers
VIC, 64 posts
21 Nov 2018 9:28PM
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Check out Jarvis bay stand up paddle warehouse just outside Huskisson . Have heaps of gear many brands . Decide if he's into flat water or surf, race or touring .if he gets hooked his first board wont be his last . Demo as many as possible. Good luck .

LastSupper
VIC, 123 posts
21 Nov 2018 9:40PM
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goodwife said..
Hi
hubby is keen to get into SUP. Location will be at vincentia, jervis bay so flat paddling, mucking about in minor bay waves. He is 6"3, athletic, prob about 90kg. Rides mtb and snowboard expert level, so balance isn't issue. Have done sup a couple times on holiday and was up on his feet strait off beach, and didn't fall (tho was probably on a complete brick) and we've done a touch of mini mal surfing
hes got no preference or idea on boards or types. His comment when mentioning it as a potential birthday gift was that "can pick up 2nd hand one for like $500).
Now extensive research from me has discovered that's not really the case. I was hoping to only spend about 700-800 (including paddle!)
reccomendations on size?? I was thinking 10"0 but I'm soo confused, on this forum some say go long, some seem to suggest more like 9"6 for his weight?
Options seem to be cheapy Honu type board.. or some board shops maybe doing deals for about 1k
Or locally in Canberra found a 2nd hand Naish Alana 10"6 (x30"x4")for $900. I think this is a"women's" board whatever that is, but am worried it might be too long? Thoughts? Suitable for the flats and small waves? Tis more than I want to spend, but seems it's a good brand, and def bonus on local pick up. Plus comes with paddle, bag & cart. Apparently very good condition..


30 wide is too narrow for a beginer at 6 .3 and 90 kg ! U need more litres and width ! Oneday if hes lucky he will live at the beach and speending more time on his surfstyle board !!! Less liters and width !

goodwife
9 posts
21 Nov 2018 6:52PM
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goodwife said..
Hi
hubby is keen to get into SUP. Location will be at vincentia, jervis bay so flat paddling, mucking about in minor bay waves. He is 6"3, athletic, prob about 90kg. Rides mtb and snowboard expert level, so balance isn't issue. Have done sup a couple times on holiday and was up on his feet strait off beach, and didn't fall (tho was probably on a complete brick) and we've done a touch of mini mal surfing
hes got no preference or idea on boards or types. His comment when mentioning it as a potential birthday gift was that "can pick up 2nd hand one for like $500).
Now extensive research from me has discovered that's not really the case. I was hoping to only spend about 700-800 (including paddle!)
reccomendations on size?? I was thinking 10"0 but I'm soo confused, on this forum some say go long, some seem to suggest more like 9"6 for his weight?
Options seem to be cheapy Honu type board.. or some board shops maybe doing deals for about 1k
Or locally in Canberra found a 2nd hand Naish Alana 10"6 (x30"x4")for $900. I think this is a"women's" board whatever that is, but am worried it might be too long? Thoughts? Suitable for the flats and small waves? Tis more than I want to spend, but seems it's a good brand, and def bonus on local pick up. Plus comes with paddle, bag & cart. Apparently very good condition..



30 wide is too narrow for a beginer at 6 .3 and 90 kg ! U need more litres and width ! Oneday if hes lucky he will live at the beach and speending more time on his surfstyle board !!! Less liters and width !


Haha that one day will be awhile away, we are only mid 30s with a young son. Luckily however we do have a family beach house in vincentia which we have unlimited access too! So if 30" is too narrow what would you recommend, width and length?? While he is a beginner, I'm very confident he will pick it up quick, but as the beach house is jervis bay no real surf to speak off..

goodwife
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21 Nov 2018 6:52PM
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goodwife said..
Hi
hubby is keen to get into SUP. Location will be at vincentia, jervis bay so flat paddling, mucking about in minor bay waves. He is 6"3, athletic, prob about 90kg. Rides mtb and snowboard expert level, so balance isn't issue. Have done sup a couple times on holiday and was up on his feet strait off beach, and didn't fall (tho was probably on a complete brick) and we've done a touch of mini mal surfing
hes got no preference or idea on boards or types. His comment when mentioning it as a potential birthday gift was that "can pick up 2nd hand one for like $500).
Now extensive research from me has discovered that's not really the case. I was hoping to only spend about 700-800 (including paddle!)
reccomendations on size?? I was thinking 10"0 but I'm soo confused, on this forum some say go long, some seem to suggest more like 9"6 for his weight?
Options seem to be cheapy Honu type board.. or some board shops maybe doing deals for about 1k
Or locally in Canberra found a 2nd hand Naish Alana 10"6 (x30"x4")for $900. I think this is a"women's" board whatever that is, but am worried it might be too long? Thoughts? Suitable for the flats and small waves? Tis more than I want to spend, but seems it's a good brand, and def bonus on local pick up. Plus comes with paddle, bag & cart. Apparently very good condition..



30 wide is too narrow for a beginer at 6 .3 and 90 kg ! U need more litres and width ! Oneday if hes lucky he will live at the beach and speending more time on his surfstyle board !!! Less liters and width !


Haha that one day will be awhile away, we are only mid 30s with a young son. Luckily however we do have a family beach house in vincentia which we have unlimited access too! So if 30" is too narrow what would you recommend, width and length?? While he is a beginner, I'm very confident he will pick it up quick, but as the beach house is jervis bay no real surf to speak off..

shitelager
QLD, 7 posts
21 Nov 2018 9:05PM
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Hi goodwife,
Check out the surfboard warehouse. Great boards & good service. I have no affiliation with them other than i have 3 kids and couldn't afford any of the big brands. I am now on my 5th Sup through their range and can't fault the quality. Actually cracked my pelvis on one board and it fared better than me... Check out
www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com.au/atlantis-halo/ with his size and skill this will be plenty of fun and will hopefully get the whole family into the sport. Don't worry about the sizing chart, go the 9'6...!! Good luck

goodwife
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22 Nov 2018 5:51AM
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****elager said..
Hi goodwife,
Check out the surfboard warehouse. Great boards & good service. I have no affiliation with them other than i have 3 kids and couldn't afford any of the big brands. I am now on my 5th Sup through their range and can't fault the quality. Actually cracked my pelvis on one board and it fared better than me... Check out
www.thesurfboardwarehouse.com.au/atlantis-halo/ with his size and skill this will be plenty of fun and will hopefully get the whole family into the sport. Don't worry about the sizing chart, go the 9'6...!! Good luck


I have seen the surfboard warehouse and considering it, however, even on sale one I add in paddle etc I'm looking at around $1200 which is a bit more than I'd planned to spend...
so what is your thoughts on my original question of a 10"6/30/4 naish which is available 2nd hand locally for 900 all in?
And shat makes you recommend the 9"6 over say the10" in the halo?

jarvisIan
19 posts
22 Nov 2018 6:11AM
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Good Wife,
****elager and the rest of us are SUP junkies. So, we'll find what we think is absolutely best for your man..and withing reason. I'm absolutely sure that you can find a less expensive used board that will fit the bill. However, the give parameters are a bit murky. Flat water with a little surf, is different from surf with a little flat water for example. He'll end up having fun on any of it, that Naish included.
Think of it this way: longer is better for flat water, shorter better for surf. 31" wide enough for any beginner. Light better than heavy. So, My esteemed colleague was setting your man up for a board that would be better for surfing, and less good for flat water.
I'm 6' 83KG and learned easily on a 10'6"x31 180 liter board. So, if your guy is athletic and sporting, he will probably be fine on that Naish.
Hope that helps. Ian

goodwife
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22 Nov 2018 6:28AM
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jarvisIan said..
Good Wife,
****elager and the rest of us are SUP junkies. So, we'll find what we think is absolutely best for your man..and withing reason. I'm absolutely sure that you can find a less expensive used board that will fit the bill. However, the give parameters are a bit murky. Flat water with a little surf, is different from surf with a little flat water for example. He'll end up having fun on any of it, that Naish included.
Think of it this way: longer is better for flat water, shorter better for surf. 31" wide enough for any beginner. Light better than heavy. So, My esteemed colleague was setting your man up for a board that would be better for surfing, and less good for flat water.
I'm 6' 83KG and learned easily on a 10'6"x31 180 liter board. So, if your guy is athletic and sporting, he will probably be fine on that Naish.
Hope that helps. Ian


Very much helpful!!
Its gonna be mostly flat water (jervis bay, where the beach house is, and where board will live!) with a little chop and small bay waves thrown in (maybe). So I guess 10"6 is ok?
I can see from threads the "junkie" factor, and knowing my mans history it's possible he'll go that way and therefore decide to upgrade board later.. (we have been through many, many expensive, mountain bikes!) hence why I don't want to spend too much on first board, but rather, find him something to get going on, which can just become the family board later on (hence I prefer decent brand which should last ok with care). Since he doesn't yet know what type of surfing he'd like (I reckon flat will be more likely over surf) then I don't want to get too specialised either way!

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
22 Nov 2018 8:15PM
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I would say the 10'6 might work. They are pretty stable boards, it may be a challenge for the first few goes but should be fine after that.
They are great boards for surfing tiny waves

moogengronko
29 posts
23 Nov 2018 2:39AM
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If he is expert at MTB and snowboarding (you seem to appreciate him as a husband/father?), it's about time he really struggled at something : under 7'6" , under 26", under 70litres. Kick back on the beach and laugh

Seriously though, ask what others 'began' on . Mine was a 9'8" x32 NSP (I'm 78kg, above average at everything I take on). I still have the board as a'loaner'- it's currently out on loan to another beginner

tarquin1
70 posts
23 Nov 2018 5:20PM
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I guess its not a surprise. Get him to try a few different boards. Maybe a rental place near you. Decide what the main use of the board will be and go from there. Buy the sounds of it mainly flatwater then buy a touring board or bigger surf style board. Something like Atlantis venom or Sunova search. These will be great for you and kid as well when he decides he wants something different. Sorry this is different to what other people say but paddling a low volume surfboard in flatwater is slow. If he is going to do 50/50 surf and flat then OK. Try different boards to fell the difference.

shitelager
QLD, 7 posts
23 Nov 2018 9:58PM
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Sorry goodwife, you've opened up a can of worms. Go with the Naish, he'll have fun, you'll have fun and you'll be able to paddle it with the young one on the front so you'll definitely get $900 bucks worth. Start saving though, cause old mate will get hooked and before you know it old mate will have convinced you everyone needs 3 boards (I've just got to that stage)
Welcome to the SUP family...

The Gambler
QLD, 43 posts
24 Nov 2018 7:10AM
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Hi Goodwife,

At his height/weight a board around 10.6 x 31 is going to be great as a starter. Make sure though that it has a fuller nose, flattish rocker and reasonably good volume. (Around 160 litres)

This will make the learning curve much more enjoyable. He can move on to the sexy surf shapes later if he goes down that track.

The biggest mistakes I see from people starting out is buying a board that looks hot on the showroom floor but is too much of a challenge on the water so they give up.

The Naish Alana is a good board.......... (it's a Nalu in colours to appeal to women)..... so is the Fanatic Fly 10.6 and there are many others in this shape.

Whilst I'm personally a brand junkie, Surfboard Warehouse boards would definitely do the job and the price of them is right for sure.

Getting the right size AND shape is the key to success.

goodwife
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25 Nov 2018 4:08AM
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****elager said..
Sorry goodwife, you've opened up a can of worms. Go with the Naish, he'll have fun, you'll have fun and you'll be able to paddle it with the young one on the front so you'll definitely get $900 bucks worth. Start saving though, cause old mate will get hooked and before you know it old mate will have convinced you everyone needs 3 boards (I've just got to that stage)
Welcome to the SUP family...


Haha too true... I've almost convinced myself I should buy 2 boards already, one for him & me ????
you reckon he'll be able to paddle the naish with kid in front (2yo?) or not quite??

goodwife
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25 Nov 2018 4:12AM
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TaoJones said..
Hi Goodwife,

At his height/weight a board around 10.6 x 31 is going to be great as a starter. Make sure though that it has a fuller nose, flattish rocker and reasonably good volume. (Around 160 litres)

This will make the learning curve much more enjoyable. He can move on to the sexy surf shapes later if he goes down that track.

The biggest mistakes I see from people starting out is buying a board that looks hot on the showroom floor but is too much of a challenge on the water so they give up.

The Naish Alana is a good board.......... (it's a Nalu in colours to appeal to women)..... so is the Fanatic Fly 10.6 and there are many others in this shape.

Whilst I'm personally a brand junkie, Surfboard Warehouse boards would definitely do the job and the price of them is right for sure.

Getting the right size AND shape is the key to success.



Thanks for your advice. Not phased in colours, and neither is hubby, and naish has appeal of being available locally. Are you saying it's right shape??
Im def keen to get something good to start on, decent price AND available in time for the Christmas holidays - and much less fussed on sexiness!

tomooh
139 posts
25 Nov 2018 4:28PM
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Offer 750 on the Alana it will be ideal and good value .

The Gambler
QLD, 43 posts
25 Nov 2018 7:01PM
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goodwife said..

TaoJones said..
Hi Goodwife,

At his height/weight a board around 10.6 x 31 is going to be great as a starter. Make sure though that it has a fuller nose, flattish rocker and reasonably good volume. (Around 160 litres)

This will make the learning curve much more enjoyable. He can move on to the sexy surf shapes later if he goes down that track.

The biggest mistakes I see from people starting out is buying a board that looks hot on the showroom floor but is too much of a challenge on the water so they give up.

The Naish Alana is a good board.......... (it's a Nalu in colours to appeal to women)..... so is the Fanatic Fly 10.6 and there are many others in this shape.

Whilst I'm personally a brand junkie, Surfboard Warehouse boards would definitely do the job and the price of them is right for sure.

Getting the right size AND shape is the key to success.




Thanks for your advice. Not phased in colours, and neither is hubby, and naish has appeal of being available locally. Are you saying it's right shape??
Im def keen to get something good to start on, decent price AND available in time for the Christmas holidays - and much less fussed on sexiness!


Yes, the Alana / Nalu is a great shape.

You can do sexy later, when he says something like "honey, that Sunova 8.10 Speeed looks cool"


goodwife
9 posts
26 Nov 2018 5:36PM
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tomooh said..
Offer 750 on the Alana it will be ideal and good value .


I wish! It was advertised for 1k, negotiatedto 900. But does come with paddle, board bag and little trolley thing, so complete package.

dkeating
VIC, 125 posts
26 Nov 2018 9:11PM
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+1 for the naish. The length will give it a bit of stability to counter balance the 30" width and will work as well in small waves. 90kg no problems

tomooh
139 posts
27 Nov 2018 4:29PM
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Okay pay the 900 its good value with those extras over 2000 new. And you will be upset if someone else buys it.

goodwife
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1 Dec 2018 10:28AM
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tomooh said..
Okay pay the 900 its good value with those extras over 2000 new. And you will be upset if someone else buys it.


Picked up board today and omg I might be a little bit in love with it.. tis beautiful, literally perfect condition not a scratch. maybe hubby "needs" a diff board and I should consider keep this one for myself...haha ????
think the 900 was a good deal, the paddle is so so crazy light, and extendable, and the person I was purchasing it from casually remarked when I comment how light it was that the paddle was over $400 new and hardly used (purchased separately!) yikes!
Now just gotta wait till Xmas until we can get the thing on the water.. ??

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
2 Dec 2018 10:44PM
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You got a bargain there. I used to have one. Great boards for surfing small waves.
You should definitely make it one of those presents that's actually for yourself



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