Reviewed by: Thomas
Surf Experience: Intermediate 3 years
Board Dimensions: 9’0″ x 24″ 3.375″ (93L)
Fins: Polyurethane fins (tri fin setup)
What we like: Very easy to paddle, stable, I keep going back to it
What we don’t: A little flimsy, heavy, proprietary fins
Key board features (rocker, rails, fins etc) and quality of construction?
Overall construction is above average – materials don’t feel as high quality as some other boards but I can’t complain. I beat this thing up and its has always been there for me.
What kind of waves have you surfed it in and how does it go?
1-4 ft crumbly waves like Doheny and Sano.
What do you like about it?
- Able to out paddle everyone with the insane amount volume
- Stable even at higher speeds
- Still keep coming back to it even with other boards at my disposal
What level of surfer do you think it would suit best and why?
Beginners and Intermediates. The board that I completely learned to surf on.
What don’t you like about it?
- A little flimsy, you can really feel it when going over the crest of a bigger wave and drop back down
- Heavier than other foamies in the same size
- Fins are totally proprietary (*note – you can get with option of futures fin boxes)
- Foam collapses a little based on the rider (there’s obvious dents where I would get on my knees to paddle)
What kind of waves is it most suited to?
Anything that won’t break it!
What would you rate it out of 10?
Does it compare to any other surfboards you’ve ridden (regular fibreglass board or softboard) – if so which ones?
Its way less rigid than any of my fiberglass boards that I have so its a little hard to compare.
Any more comments you could add / anything you would like to see done differently with this board?
Recently broke one of the stringers in some heavy surf but didnt split in half.
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