Want A Brand New Board For Summer? We've Got 7 & A Trip To Bali For You
2017 Summer Adventure Board Guide
Wow, have we got a great summer board guide for you. These boards have been picked because we reckon they can get you the most waves and help you have the best time out in the water at your local or on your summer holiday.
The best part is, each of these boards could be yours PLUS a trip to Bali thanks to The Perfect Wave. We're giving away each of these exact boards. One a week over 7 weeks until Christmas. All you have to do to enter is UPGRADE TO COASTALWATCH PLUS or be an EXISTING PAID MEMBER.
Sorry, this competition has now ended.
THIS GUIDE FEATURES:
- LOST MAYHEM, PUDDLE FISH: WINNER ANNOUNCED
- JYE BYRNES, ANCHOVY: WINNER ANNOUNCED
- CHILLI, BLACK VULTURE: WINNER ANNOUNCED
- PYZEL, RADIUS: WINNER ANNOUNCED
- SUPER BRAND, TAZER: WINNER ANNOUNCED
- KNOGG, NUU: WINNER ANNOUNCED
- CHANNEL ISLANDS, OG FLYER: WINNER ANNOUNCED
DIMENSIONS: 5'4 x 20 1/4 x 2 8/25 = 28.5L
FEATURES: A small wave inspired design from the amazing Puddle Jumper, one of the best small wave boards on the market. It's redesigned with a slightly different outline that is straighter in the tail to give lots of drive with an inverted swallowtail.
It has single channel to give more speed than it's predecessor.
It is a flat-line, fast design for moving down flat sections with more control than a fish with the channels and straight rail line. It will work well in rail-to-rail transition.
The wide point is further forward than the Puddle Jumper good for driving off your front foot.
It has a Carbon Wrap making it much stronger than a regular board and it's very well made.
This is perfect for the quiver anywhere. Make sure you take it out when it's bigger too.
TAKE IT TO: Bali, Indonesia
DIMENSIONS: 5'8 x 20 3/4 x 2 3/8
FEATURES: Retro inspired fish. It's a classic fish outline.
It is a specially designed quad fin template for smooth drive.
It features a three-phase bottom contour; a very flat rocker and deep single concave through the middle to a double in the tail. This allows more bottom curve in the board by keeping the rail line straight for lots of speed and drive.
It has a specialised split keel quad fins. They hold into the wave so you don't slide out as well as proving a lot of acceleration and drive especially when the waves are fat and not too good.
Best suited for waves 1-5ft. It's going to be very versatile in small to mid-size days.
TAKE IT TO: The Maldives
DIMENSIONS: 5'9 x 19 3/4 x 2 7/16 = 30L
FEATURES: A redesign of the Rare Bird but with a double-winged swallowtail. No curve in the roundtail you get more drive than speed.
Deep single concave running all the way through to a subtle vee in the tail.
The wide point is far up so it's easy to paddle into the wave with speed on the takeoff. It is also really good for front foot acceleration.
Easy to ride, quick off the mark and goes just as good as a thruster, quad or with a twin with stabiliser.
TAKE IT TO: P-Pass, Micronesia
DIMENSIONS: 6'1 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2 = 29.8L
FEATURES: This is the Stab in the Dark winner as picked by Jordy Smith. It's Pyzel's brand new model as inspired by John John Florence.
It's a high-performance shortboard with continuous rocker all the way through the board with a slight single concave and a little hip in the tail to allow it to pivot quickly.
The single concave isn't deep but there's a slight double concave through the tail to stop it being a bit sticky.
TAKE IT TO: The Mentawais
DIMENSIONS: 5'8 x 19 7/8 x 2 1/2 = 29L
FEATURES: The outline is modern and full. A hybrid, high-performance, semi-fish with a swallowtail.
It has a medium entry rocker with low tail rocker means quick off the mark and good paddling with the forward volume.
It's a single concave to a double concave to a vee bottom for great fast rail-to-rail transition and good release.
It's fast for huge carves and aerials. This design is popular with shapers now as the modern/new school shape. Good surfers can ride this board absolutely anywhere.
With a 5-fin setup, it can be ridden as a thruster or quad in 1-5ft waves but will perform best in 1-2ft.
TAKE IT TO: Fiji
KNOGG | NUU
DIMENSIONS: 6’0 x 21 ¼ x 29/16 = 36.1L
FEATURES: Made by Surftech Surfboards, the specialists of EPS Core and Epoxy resins. This is a 70s inspired egg shape with a flip nose and a diamond tail. Recommended for 1-4ft waves.
It has a soft, fuller rail stopping it from catching, very forgiving.
It has a deep double concave that goes into a vee bottom.
Has a 2 + 1 set up so can be ridden as a single fin with stabilisers or a twin.
The single fin allows you to go over on rail more but won't have the stability of the side fins.
The EPS foam means that it will paddle really well and is an excellent all-rounder and groveller. It's also super strong with good flex.
TAKE IT TO: Macaronis
DIMENSIONS: 5'8 x 18 3/4 x 2 5/16 = 26.7L
FEATURES: The Channel Islands Flyer was the best selling board of all time so this has got some credibility in its re-design.
This is an all-round board with single to double concave and a small vee into the tail for the release making it quick off the lip and into the turns.
Single concave gives a lot of speed and the double concave gives the nice rail-to-rail transition and the vee in the tail is quick off the turns.
It has a beak in the nose, a little flatter than normal.
Will do best as an everyday board in everyday conditions.
TAKE IT TO: Papua New Guinea
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