Hey y'all this snapped board was sitting in a ravine in Pacifica forever, walking back to the car the other day I noticed someone had cleared the ravine out and piled up the trash so I grabbed it thinking it could be handy for repairs. After looking at it I got the idea to chop the rotten end off, dry if out and make it into a not so mini Simmons.
After cutting the rotten end off the eps looks surprisingly ok and it's 6'10" long. Most of the post I see are about folks repurposing longboards into pretty short minis. This thing is 3 1/4" thick and 23 1/2 wide at its biggest.
I'm strictly a lazy longboarder who surfs Pacifica as well as Bolinas and Santa Cruz when I get the chance. I ride a 9'3 single or a 10' boardworks single and mostly go out there on the small mellow days. Since this thing has so much volume I figure I could ride it and have a good time but after doing some research I'm unsure if a big ol simmons shape would even work in the weak messy Linda mar surf I'm used to.
I dream of shaping my own board one day and have done a ton of repairs and installed a fin box. I figure this project would be a good learning experience before trying to shape my first board but wonder if it's a terrible idea shape wise for the kind of waves I surf? Any tips are appreciated!