due to a knee injury I have been out of the water since the end of July and now it's time to make up for it and build some surfboards while I recover.
I have shaped and build my first surfboard in 2017/2018: https://www.swaylocks.com/forum/80776/first-time-builder-needs-some-advi...
Great board, I glassed another layer of 6oz on the deck and its heavy. I also used way to much resin, but that surfboard is almost bulletproof for a PU/PE.
Flat bottom to V out the tail. Too much rocker as I found out when surfing.
I would like a 2 board quiver as a staple and for traveling. With these 2 surfboards, I might add another surfboard or two when traveling with the van like a longboard or a step-up surfboard.
One of them will be a fuller outline shortboard for waist-high to a bit overhead conditions. An easy to ride shortboard to really get a lot of waves and practicing maneuvers.
After that knee injury and other injuries from late 2019 I'm trying to get back in shape. I think a good physical condition is one of the most important things for surfing and for really enjoying it.
So a bit more foam for both surfboards.
I have been riding longboards, funboards, shortboards and some fishes as well, so one day I felt like I needed a shorter stable board for travelling.
So for the other one I want it to be like a short funboard that has some potential for a quick walk up to the nose (noserides, cheater 5s etc.). Under 7' and a board that I will surf when the waves are too small or weak for my shortboard. A lot of days I also like to grab a longboard for small and clean beach break waves. When traveling light and easy, I have found to miss a <7' funboard/Mini Noserider for those days.
I ride all kinds of conditions, but that short funboard should work in weak onshore conditions up to head-high as well as in small knee- to shoulder-high clean waves (some breaks that I surf like Hossegor are also quite powerful even when small).
Currently I'm at 150lbs and I'm 5'9" (weight will go up to 160lbs). Sometimes I like to surf really mellow and trim a lot down the line. On other days I really like to walk up and down on longer boards and work on my turns or carves.
I have been brainstorming a lot lately and researching the archives about shapes (and glassing), but I decided to create this thread.
For my first board I got most of my ideas and knowlegde form swaylocks and my ding repair (:D). Really informative and most importantly inspiring site! Thank you all!
I have been looking into different outlines and foils from diffrent surfboards like Greg Webbers Diamond, Beau Youngs Wombat (thanks Lemat), but I also found some interesting egg-like shapes with the widepoint back (Deadshaper posted some here, but I cant find them again).
What would you shape for such a 6'4-7'0 small wave funboard that also handles some (fast) clean beachbreaks or point breaks?
I'm really grateful for your input and any inspirations :)