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Created by thall Two weeks ago, 15 Jun 2022
thall
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15 Jun 2022 5:16PM
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I am an intermediate windsurfer looking to buy my first sup board, I have some SUP experience too. Main use will be cruising in flat water or slight chop for a few miles (I will be windsurfing when it's windy enough), but I also want to be able to surf in small waves, knee to waist high. (most often onshore). I weigh 63 kg at 177cm, what board would be a good compromise between surfing and cruising performance? Portability is alco a concern, 12+ foot downwind race boards etc. are too impractical for me. I am currently looking at a used 2016 fanatic allwave 9' (159L) and an One Surf SUP 10'x30"(147L). Would these boards be good for me and my intended use? Also considering a Naish Mana 8"10'.

goggo
NSW, 283 posts
15 Jun 2022 8:38PM
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At 63 kg any of these would work, best condition for money would be my advice.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 593 posts
15 Jun 2022 9:20PM
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longboard shape boards around 10ft are perfect. Use a single 9-10" fin when on flat water, use side fins and a 7-8" centre fin in waves.

130 litres is plenty for your weight

the one sup would be the pick of the 2 mentioned imo.

if not that, something like a 9'5" jimmy Lewis striker would be perfect. Lots of brands have similar boards to the striker.

thall
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15 Jun 2022 8:37PM
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Hoppo3228 said..
longboard shape boards around 10ft are perfect. Use a single 9-10" fin when on flat water, use side fins and a 7-8" centre fin in waves.

130 litres is plenty for your weight

the one sup would be the pick of the 2 mentioned imo.

if not that, something like a 9'5" jimmy Lewis striker would be perfect. Lots of brands have similar boards to the striker.


thanks, I too was leaning towards the one sup, my only worry was that maybe it would be too big for me in the surf.

Hoppo3228
VIC, 593 posts
15 Jun 2022 11:33PM
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Small waist high waves no issue on the 10ft'er. If going out into bigger waves than that, you'll want a smaller board within a couple of months.

If you were to buy new and wanted a One sup. The 9' Bolta would be a sweet all rounder. You'd lose some glide due to the shorter length and the learning curve would be steeper.... but you wouldn't need a smaller board for head high waves later either.

The 9'6" Sunova Style, Sunova Steeze 8'10", Sunova Revolution 9' x 28/30 would all be sweet.

Fanatic Stylemaster, Naish Nalu S Glass, JP longboard 9'6", Smik Style Lord etc would all do a good job too...

thall
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15 Jun 2022 11:40PM
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Hoppo3228 said..
longboard shape boards around 10ft are perfect. Use a single 9-10" fin when on flat water, use side fins and a 7-8" centre fin in waves.

130 litres is plenty for your weight

the one sup would be the pick of the 2 mentioned imo.

if not that, something like a 9'5" jimmy Lewis striker would be perfect. Lots of brands have similar boards to the striker.


well, turns out the 10ft One sup isn't available, but the 9ft version of the same model is. It's 124L, maybe that would be a bit too sluggish in flat water?

Hoppo3228
VIC, 593 posts
16 Jun 2022 7:29PM
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No. At 63kg it's basically double your weight in volume... Might take a session or 2 longer to get used to standing on it though.

Better wave range and way easier to carry around etc.

goggo
NSW, 283 posts
16 Jun 2022 7:44PM
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I ride the 9'0 Bolta' at 123L and it continues to put a smile on my dial and I am slightly less than 100kg and could paddle it for miles without grumbling.

LavaRider
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27 Jun 2022 6:28AM
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thall said..
I am an intermediate windsurfer looking to buy my first sup board, I have some SUP experience too. Main use will be cruising in flat water or slight chop for a few miles (I will be windsurfing when it's windy enough), but I also want to be able to surf in small waves, knee to waist high. (most often onshore). I weigh 63 kg at 177cm, what board would be a good compromise between surfing and cruising performance? Portability is alco a concern, 12+ foot downwind race boards etc. are too impractical for me. I am currently looking at a used 2016 fanatic allwave 9' (159L) and an One Surf SUP 10'x30"(147L). Would these boards be good for me and my intended use? Also considering a Naish Mana 8"10'.


I have the Naish Mana 8'10". Really like the board for my beach break. Gets in on steep waves we'll and has tons of glide. Find it easy to paddle around when not too choppy
I'm at 80kg and still a novice so still getting comfortable with balance and surfing in general. At 63 kg, you will have much greater volume to weight ratio than me as the Mana is 133L .



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