Learning Surfing, Different Playboats to try? - Mountain Buzz

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Old 08-03-2010   #1
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Learning Surfing, Different Playboats to try?

I was just wondering some different playboats out there Im wanting to try out Surfing on the coast and was thinking of buying either a used or new boat to give it a try after demoing a few first... I was just wondering opinions on different boats and what I should try im a small guy about 115lbs and around 5'8''

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Old 08-03-2010   #2
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Check out the SurfZone on Boatertalk- a whole forum dedicated to surf kayaking. BoaterTalk: SurfZone

I'd look at Necky, Fluid and Riot designs - they tend to have long, hard chines. And something longer than the newer playboat designs. Has to have good rocker to keep it from pearling.

If you do have a budget for a new boat, Fluid is making a surf boat: http://tinyurl.com/2fdaxjf
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