“Surf it off of the tail and make turns, or move around and ride it more like a longboard”
Catch Surf 6’0 LOG Review
Reviewed by: Chris
Dimensions: 6’0” x 22.0” x 3.125” (57 Liters)
Fins: High Performance Fin System with Removable Fins.
What we like: Love that the leash plug is all the way back of the tail so you can put your back foot further back to maximize response.
What we don’t: Not much!
What does Catch Surf say about the 6’0 Log?
“More is better when you are looking for fun on the waves and Catch Surf LOG simply delivers! Whether you are a seasoned surfer looking for optimum wave count or a stoked grom still learning how to surf, Catch Surf Odysea LOG is the perfect surfboard for you!”6′
What does Chris Say About Catch Surf LOG?
“I like that the leash plug is all the way back at the tail so you can put your back foot all the way back there to maximize response. This is the Evan Rossell pro model and the graphics are rad too.”
- Catch Surf Odysea LOG has a fairly flat rocker, which is great for catching waves but late/steep drops are a little more challenging.
- The rails are super thick, which make for nice flowing turns at lower speeds but tend to wash out at higher speeds.
- Don’t expect to be turning like Jordy Smith at J-Bay! It has a thruster set up which I like, really helps with drive to compensate for so much volume and the thick rails.
- All Catch Surf Odysea boards have good construction, good durability, but are not indestructible.
What do you like about the Catch Surf 6’0 Log?
Catch Surf Odysea catches waves easily due to the high volume (57L). Despite this, it is still lively under the feet. It’s basically a cross between a longboard and a shortboard. You can still surf it off of the tail and make turns, or move around and ride it more like a longboard. Flows really nicely between sections and over fatter sections.
What don’t you like about it?
Obviously with the amount of volume it’s a little tricky to duck dive. Fine when the waves are smaller. But constant duck diving can be tough.
It’s a little wobbly/corky to paddle at first. But you’ll get used to it. When paddling or moving into position to take off you, it’s kind of you have to approach it like it’s a longboard. You can’t really nimbly swing it around and go like lower volume boards. The decks can puncture fairly easily.
Experience in the Surf
I’ve surfed the Catch Surf 6’0 Log in fatter, section waves, 3-5ft. Paddles in nice and early. Cruises over flat sections. Surfs surprisingly well backside and with the right timing you can turn it off the lip. literally catches anything! Its really fun to have the longboard element in there so you’ll find yourself drawing new lines.
What kind of waves is the board suited to?
I would say anything up to head high. Fatter, slower waves. Although i’m looking forward to trying it in some smaller hollow surf to see how it works in little barrels. Although it could easily paddle into some pretty big waves, there’s a point where the corkiness and fat rails won’t function at high speeds. Of course mushy summer waves are also on the menu!
What kind of surfer is this board best for?
For intermediate/advanced surfers i’d say the Catch Surf 6’0 Log is a fun alternative that also offers some more high performance elements. As an older surfer in my 40’s I bought it for days when I’m feeling a bit lazy and just want to catch a lot of waves and cruise. It’s a bit short for beginners even though it has a lot of volume. It’s really wide. So, would be hard for a smaller child to paddle.
Does it compare to any other boards (Soft tops or regular) that you have ridden?
To be honest this is a very unique board to me! It really does fuse the shortboard elements together with longboards. You kinda have to keep that in mind when you ride it.
Wrapping it up….
For the Catch Surf 6’0 Log, I would give this a 10 out of 10!
Another great board from Catch Surf! It’s just a nice alternative to regular boards, purely focused on having fun. I would like to see them use better laminates on the tail areas of their boards as they tend to delam after a while. This can be fixed by using a hot glue gun and/or white Gorilla Glue.
What are others saying about the Catch Surf Odysea Log 6’0″
“Great from 1-2ft at south Venice Pier, 2-3ft at Bolsa, overall my 6’ log rips. Fast down the line, turns smooth, gets into waves early. Love this board!!!”
“The log feels great and glides like a longboard. Easy to turn and ding resistant.”
” My godson loves his board so happy with it! Awesome quality….he isn’t easy to please so I’d refer this company to anyone”
“I bought the 6’0″ Log for 7 y/o son. With the amount of volume, it’s the perfect transition board for longboard to shortboard because it gives the little guy the ability to turn without losing too much stability.”
“Love this board. Floats great, turns great. I can duck dive it too. This is my second Catch Surf board and I’m real happy with their product. Also, nice folks behind the scenes, and I got my LOG delivered next day. Stoked”
“As described, 6 foot and tons of float. I’ve used it several times. Its a great board for sub par Florida waves as you can still do turns on mushy waves.”
“Really fun board. Tough to duck dive given the amount of float but still a great go-to on smaller days when I’d usually be stuck with a longboard. I’m amazed at how early I can paddle into a wave and since it’s still just 6′, I can still do cutbacks and quick turns. Would buy again!”
Super fun!! Tons of float but still turns really well!!” “Super cute! Very light weight and super easy to carry. It’s a little slippery but whatever. I love the color very vibrant. Looking forward to being friends for a while. Please note: does not come with a leash.” “Wave catching machine!!!”
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& you might be interested in Mick’s review of the Catch Surf Odysea Log 7’0.