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Damn! I broke my Nalu in two on a shore break. Very sad day!

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Created by Topaz 8 months ago, 4 Sep 2019
Topaz
12 posts
4 Sep 2019 11:58PM
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Damn! I broke my Nalu in two on a shore break. Very sad day!

Hurricane Dorian left us a very clean five-foot swell here in south Florida. The wave were breaking right on the shore, so I past the break and went for a paddle. Later on I started to play on the swell without getting in the break. And later on I decide to try to catch one and bail out before it reached the shore. Shame on me! It only worked for a couple of waves. The third one caught me and my Nalu went down nose first. I don't know if it hit the sand or the pressure of the wave broke it.

I had had it for a bit more than two years, using it for surfing and touring. I really liked it.
Now I don't know if replace it with another Nalu, or get something smaller. I do some touring and paddling for fitness, but surfing is what I like the most.
My Nalu was the 2016 10'6" - 170L. I'd like to try something smaller, not sure how small without getting too small. I'm 150lbs (65kg circa). I can catch some waves, but not really good at it. We don't get good surf often here in S.Florida.






railbanger
WA, 37 posts
5 Sep 2019 12:58AM
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Been there, done that, sux. Replace with a Jimmy Lewis and shred on.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1925 posts
5 Sep 2019 4:39AM
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They declared a state of emergency, didn't they. Maybe you can replace it under insurance Hurricane winds will do that to a board.

warwickl
NSW, 1411 posts
5 Sep 2019 7:11AM
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railbanger said..
Been there, done that, sux. Replace with a Jimmy Lewis and shred on.



Jimmy Lewis Striker, just choose the length .
I suggest the 8 5x 30in x 115, very stable and catches waves easily.
At 65kg this should be easy as I am 76kg and no issues stability wise.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16276 posts
5 Sep 2019 7:25AM
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The new Naish 10'6"x 32" Nalu looks awesome if you're after a replacement for your old Nalu.

If you want to go smaller consider the 9'5"x 32" Naish Mana.

Bummer about your old 10'6".

I've seen many brands of boards break in shorebreaks and it's just an unlucky thing rather than a board brand thing.

FRP
368 posts
5 Sep 2019 6:00AM
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I am not a repair guy but if you like the board and have a local shaper who does repairs ask about cost of repair. It might be doable and significantly less than the cost of a new board. I have had a board professionally repaired that was badly damaged and it turned out great. A bit heavier and not as attractive as new but totally functional and water tight.

Bob

BigZ
59 posts
5 Sep 2019 12:53PM
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DavidJohn said..
The new Naish 10'6"x 32" Nalu looks awesome if you're after a replacement for your old Nalu.

If you want to go smaller consider the 9'5"x 32" Naish Mana.

Bummer about your old 10'6".

I've seen many brands of boards break in shorebreaks and it's just an unlucky thing rather than a board brand thing.



At your weight I would go smaller. You can easily be on a 100 liter or so longboard. If you want to stay with Naish there are killer deals (at least in US) on 2019 Naish Nalu Pro 10 x 28.5. Much better longboard than other Nalu models or Manas if your primary focus is surfing.

Topaz
12 posts
5 Sep 2019 8:37PM
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Thanks for the replies, guys! I'll shop around.

I thought that crack was not repairable. I'm inclined to get a new board, but I will ask around anyways.

seabreezer
198 posts
6 Sep 2019 7:14AM
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Dont bother with the repair - the board will double in weight ! ...

Go narrower on next sup - will reduce the chance of shorebreak snappage - and also increase yr speed , and less pull on yr ankle washing around in waves , and less board to hit you should you be wrong place wrong time ... and you for sure at 65kg dont need 170 ltrs !! .... that would just kill any sensations of riding - put the time in and drop WAAAY lower in volume .... at least 130 ltrs ... just go way narrower if your worried about glide .. a 10 x 28.5 nalu like bigZ suggests could be an epic option ! - once you get used to the balance you will NEVER look back ...

LeeD
1454 posts
8 Sep 2019 2:04AM
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Pro repair will add less than 2 lbs, but the BALANCE is altered, making it feel nose heavy and more sluggish.
Also your weight, my Fanatic Fly 9'6" feels big in flat water and huge in waves, and I'm 70 years old.
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LNC
31 posts
8 Sep 2019 2:15AM
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I've been interested in this board or similar. was mostly considering in one piece of course, but if you're scrapping it, email me a price inc'g shipping to Md, residence @ 21037.

Topaz
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9 Sep 2019 12:18AM
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LNC said..
I've been interested in this board or similar. was mostly considering in one piece of course, but if you're scrapping it, email me a price inc'g shipping to Md, residence @ 21037.


ok, I'll let you know if I decide to scrap it. Thanks!

quikdrawMcgraw
1221 posts
13 Sep 2019 6:09AM
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Spewing!

Hawaiiheke
309 posts
10 Oct 2019 4:01AM
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Ship it to Sunova and get them to convert it into a two-piece.

justaddwater
NSW, 173 posts
10 Oct 2019 9:57AM
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DavidJohn said..
The new Naish 10'6"x 32" Nalu looks awesome if you're after a replacement for your old Nalu.

If you want to go smaller consider the 9'5"x 32" Naish Mana.

Bummer about your old 10'6".

I've seen many brands of boards break in shorebreaks and it's just an unlucky thing rather than a board brand thing.


I've had 3 Naish nalu 10/6and the 11-4,the late Harold Iggy definitely got these designs right!!!,how ever every one had construction problems/failures,so I moved on to Jimmy Lewis not a problem since, the 10 ft destroyer is amazing!!! Just saying

billekrub
95 posts
10 Oct 2019 8:33PM
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Have had a JLewis for many years and still good as new.

chuck16
NSW, 1 posts
17 Mar 2020 5:24PM
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Here is my nalu. I waited 2 months for it to arrive when we moved overseas. When it arrived I had it on the garage floor to put the fin on. I went upstairs when I heard my wife coming home and I was too late getting to the garage. She had parked the x trail on top. The black on the fin is from the tire No real damage, just a small crack on the rail. Still paddles and surfs fine on the reefs over here.




Helmy
VIC, 734 posts
17 Mar 2020 10:22PM
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chuck16 said..
Here is my nalu. I waited 2 months for it to arrive when we moved overseas. When it arrived I had it on the garage floor to put the fin on. I went upstairs when I heard my wife coming home and I was too late getting to the garage. She had parked the x trail on top. The black on the fin is from the tire No real damage, just a small crack on the rail. Still paddles and surfs fine on the reefs over here.





you mean your ex-wife?

supthecreek
1966 posts
18 Mar 2020 5:40AM
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Helmy said..

chuck16 said..
Here is my nalu. I waited 2 months for it to arrive when we moved overseas. When it arrived I had it on the garage floor to put the fin on. I went upstairs when I heard my wife coming home and I was too late getting to the garage. She had parked the x trail on top. The black on the fin is from the tire No real damage, just a small crack on the rail. Still paddles and surfs fine on the reefs over here.





you mean your ex-wife?

rockmagnet
QLD, 1378 posts
18 Mar 2020 12:40PM
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Hawaiiheke said..
Ship it to Sunova and get them to convert it into a two-piece.


Or just buy a Sunova



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