4 Boards For 4 Dads Who Shred

29 Aug 2017 7 Share

Tim Hanrahan

Coastalwatch Board Reviewer

COASTALWATCH | GEAR GUIDES

FATHER'S DAY BOARD GUIDE 2017

PRESENTED BY THE PERFECT WAVE

Hosted by Tim Hanrahan
With special guests Beau Mitchell, Dazza Speight, Vance King & Ben Brown
Video by Matt Johnston 

Dads who surf. They're a special bunch. They vary in age greatly and are often found out in the lineup instead of in the man cave. Dads who surf need to be looked after on Father's Day, so whether you're a dad or your dad surfs, we've got together with our mate Timmy from Aloha to find the best boards for any dad.  

In this guide, we've put together a selection of boards for dads covering the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's. They are boards that you can use at home or take on your dream surf trip.

Each of our surfing dad's abilities are between intermediate and advanced. 

Coastalwatch product guides are created seasonally to highlight some of the best new products on the market, in commercial partnership with the world's leading surf brands. They are here to educate you about what is available and assist in making your decision easier! 

WARNER SURFBOARDS | SEA EAGLE

BEAU MITCHELL, 30-YEAR-OLD DAD

THIS BOARD: 5'8 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16
WAVE HEIGHT: 0-4ft waves

This is a custom shape for an advanced surfer. If your time is scarce and you are willing to spend a bit of time with a shaper to nail your perfect needs and dimensions, a custom shape is a good decision for a dad. 

The most important thing for a dad is getting an all-round shortboard. Beau says "When I get out in the water, I want something that's going to work straight away in any condition and that's what this board does."

Beau's would love to go to Macaronis for Father's Day. He says "It's an amazing wave and the most high-performance wave I've ever been to. This board goes mental on that wave."

If you can't grab a new Warner for your 30-year-old dad, how about a Globe Cruiser Longboard for $229.

CHANNEL ISLANDS | BLACK BEAUTY

DAZZA SPEIGHT, 40-YEAR-OLD DAD

THIS BOARD: Step-up 35L x 6'6 x 19 1/4 x 2 3/4
WAVE HEIGHT: Overhead - Double Overhead

Designed for good quality waves, like the Mentawais where Dazza has chosen as his dream Father's Day surf trip.

The Black Beauty is Tom Curren inspired from the '80s. It's a classic and timeless shape.  

Throw a couple of extra litres on for extra paddle power. It's got a nice rounded pin tail to hold in off the bottom. Vee bottom through the tail, gives good control and easy to put on rail. No concave just a vee right the way up. A really nice edge for drawing perfect lines and barrels like on the big, long Indo waves

Can't get dad one of these fine shapes for his next Indo surf trip, how about the Rip Curl Down South Microfibre Hooded Towel $59.95

STACEY SURFBOARDS | THE ZOMBIE WOLF

BEN BROWN, 50-YEAR-OLD DAD

THIS BOARD: 34.7L x 6'1 x 20"  
WAVE HEIGHT: 2-6 feet

Ben Brown's dream surf trip for Father's Day would be to the Maldives.  

What this board lacks in length it makes up in width and thickness for the 50-year-old dad on the hunt for fun yet still a little challenging wave. It has a nice tail, will hold in some powerful waves like 6 foot Cokes. It's also going to go well in 2-3 mush because of the surface area in the front. There's not too much rocker in this board. Tim recommends using the quad setup to get more speed and the strong rail but also test out the feeling of the thruster setup too. 

For a dad in his 50's, you can also pick up the Tom Carroll endorsed SurfEars for $59.95. 

FIREWIRE | ADDVANCE

VANCE KING, 60-YEAR-OLD DAD

THIS BOARD: 61L x 7'2 x 23 x 3 1/4
WAVE HEIGHT: 2-6 feet

Vance has chosen the river-mouth peak of Balian (a couple of hours north of Canggu) for his dream Father's Day surf trip. 

An amazing board made with Timbertech technology is light and strong and paddles really well. The shape has been developed in collaboration with Taj Burrow's dad, also named Vance, to balance fun and performance.

Baliana gets powerful, it's a wave magnet so you need the volume to get on the waves early. 

This board comes with the 5/4/3 fin set up so you can make any adjustments for a multitude of waves. 

For surfing dad's in their 60's you've got to get dad a Creatures of Leisure surf hat for just $39.95 

*BONUS VIDEO BELOW, the explanation about how the 5 fin setup could work best for you.


Tags: video , review , fathers day guide , fathers day , aloha , surfboards , the perfect wave (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From Reviews
Two New Surf Books, Richo and Lennox, Different Worlds – Nick Carroll

Two New Surf Books, Richo and Lennox, Different Worlds – Nick Carroll

Richo! The Terry Richardson Story and Surfing Lennox, From Then To Now

1 Oct 2018
Reviewed:Three Ladies Wetsuits For Winter

Reviewed:Three Ladies Wetsuits For Winter

Brrrrrr, three of the best wetsuits for women

15 Aug 2018
Four Mid-to-North Coast National Parks To Hit This Long Weekend

Four Mid-to-North Coast National Parks To Hit This Long Weekend

Score some waves, save some coin

1 5 Jun 2018
Recent

Watch: Best Desert Point Ever Seen

Jonathan Gubbins Scores

2 17 Oct 2018
Watch: Pumping Hossegor - Saturday, 13 October 2018

Watch: Pumping Hossegor - Saturday, 13 October 2018

15 Oct 2018
Watch: More Pumping Hossegor

Watch: More Pumping Hossegor

1 11 Oct 2018
Watch: Ehukai Looking Like Backdoor

Watch: Ehukai Looking Like Backdoor

1 10 Oct 2018
Watch: Ireland's Foreign Surfers | Made In Ireland Part 3

Watch: Ireland's Foreign Surfers | Made In Ireland Part 3

9 Oct 2018
Latest News

Watch: Best Desert Point Ever Seen

Jonathan Gubbins Scores

Watch: Pumping Hossegor - Saturday, 13 October 2018

The epic conditions comtinue in France.

Watch: More Pumping Hossegor

Meanwhile down the beach from the Quicksilver Pro France contest site ...

Watch: Ehukai Looking Like Backdoor

Hurricane Walaka sent the North Shore one of the most bizarre swells it has received in decades.

Watch: Ireland's Foreign Surfers | Made In Ireland Part 3

Meet the expats who left home to live amid the foul weather and epic waves of Ireland, and who've helped put Irish big-wave surfing on the map.

Popular This Week

The feeling of threat

What’s really going on for women in the surf?

Medina Might Win The Title This Weekend?! Plus A Tassie Core-Lord Clip, and Leroy Grannis' Epic Archives

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & The Internet On The Week That Was October 19, 2018

Watch: Best Desert Point Ever Seen

Jonathan Gubbins Scores

SEAN DOHERTY: In the Blood

The World Title goes to Pipe... and Portugal goes to Italo.

Go to Top