Saturday, December 24, 2011

My big boy 7'10 completed in the UK

Head over to Steve's blog in the UK to read all about it HERE


CB1 said...

Merry Christmas! Awesome that the pier shots are back! Looks like the new board fits Jacky perfect!

NC Paddle Surfer said...

You need to come surf. Jan is a good month for surfing the piers.

Andy said...

Hi Dwight
I'm considering taking your plans to a custom board maker here in Scotland. It's good to see all your pictures to get an idea of whether your waves are similar to mine - I think they are.)
I went really short and wide (6'4 x32.5") with a Gong board recently - surfs great but not fun to paddle. Does your board paddle well? ie tolerate a good few paddle strokes to get a wave if not quite on the right spot and happy to paddle from peak to peak?
I'm 155lb so I guess I could go with either your board or Jacky's?

NC Paddle Surfer said...

Andy, the board paddles straight as an arrow compared to my old Naish 7'8 Hokua.

I think, it paddles super straight because the template is balanced. Meaning, the wide point is in the middle, and the nose and tail widths are not radically different.

Catching waves is super easy compared to the Hokua. I was very shocked it could be this much better. Surf Machine said the Jacky size catches mushy waves much easier than his 8'0 PSH ripper. He said it's 40% faster than his PSH too.

If you are a good SUP surfer, the Jacky model for sure will be the model. If you want everything to be easier go with the Dwight size. Brad weighs about 155 lbs. He rips on both sizes. He's ordering the Jacky size as soon as he sells his 8'0 PSH.

NC Paddle Surfer said...


Make sure your shaper follows my thickness flow throughout the board. I'm not sure these computer shaped copies are matching the thickness exactly. The computer tends to take the thickness at the middle and just draw the same arc to the tail.

This is not correct. The thickness is carried back behind center a good distance.