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Longboard thoughts

Small glassy peak

It might be time to get a Longboard.

My Stewart 7′ 6″ Funboard has done me very well and it’ll remain in my quiver ’til the day it dies. But now that I can surf (whew – that took years !!) .. I’m starting to think of how I want to surf. I want to be able to style it out and be super mellow on small days. I also want to be able to get some speed and some quick movement on the freight-train days (not to mention make the paddle out at some of the places we surf). My fish takes care of that second scenario.

I’ve been eyeing a shape/board like this classic Stewart. Johan has mentioned the desire to get some longer blocks of foam and try his hand at shaping a board over 8′.

Guess we’ll have to see. Something for next summer. I’d love to be able to try out a couple boards first but that isn’t so easy for us up here.