I've finally decided to shape my first board! I plan to use it (if it even floats lol) in Normandy (France), where the waves are mostly mushy, often smaller than 2ft, and pretty long. Even though I usually ride thrusters, the board I've enjoyed the most so far in this spot is a 9' longboard with either the single fin all the way back to walk on the board or the fin all the way forward for a floaty flowy feeling during turns. If I could shape a longboard I would but it seems complicated for a first shape (lots of shaping, sanding.. etc), doesn't it? I've looked at templates online but I couldn't find what I'm looking for. For instance Egg C on the blending curves website seems better suited for clean waves, not for mushy super small conditions. I'm thinking:
- somewhere between 7-8' long, single fin
- quite fat (3" ?)
- quite wide (22" ?)
- with a tail large enough to catch anything
What do you think?
(I measure 1m87 and weigh 75kg)