Hello guys, in addition to MiWi's post, I would like you to discuss the upcoming project of mine.
The restrictions are: 55 year old, landlocked, surfer, with more than ten years, vacation only, surfing experience, meaning average less than 2 weeks a year. Level not more than late beginner/early intermediate, able to catch green waves. Prefered wave: slow breaking, chest high, max. head high.
I definitely need some volume to paddle and to catch waves, but I prefer short over length.
My draft shows a rather wide front with a narrowing tail, Bottom a definite Vee from mid to tail, front flat. rounded rails, getting sharper into the tail. single fin... Idea is to get a forgiving board, which helps getting into waves. Should turn good into larger bottom turns. Should hold its line, once set. No aerials, softer turns riding along the shoulder should be possible.
Fell free to share your thoughts!
The board will be build as a hollow wooden construction using balsa; a deck layer of veneer and glass...