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  • TheBrick
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    Its not just length. Two boards of the same length can have different volumes.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    a big board..

    Can you surf at all?

    carlphillips
    Member

    Board shape and volume and rider ability would be the factors to look at, for some good advice you can contact the guys at magicseaweed they will point you in the right direction.

    Crell
    Member

    If you’re asking this, 8′ +

    Premier Icon trailhound
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    brack
    Member

    What size board for a big lad ?

    16st

    Pigface
    Member

    Chops RIP has a Fat Boy Flyer in the Beach Beat Range, you will need volume but also the ability to paddle. Be honest about where you are and buy accordingly.

    beefheart
    Member

    Are you a beginner? Duh?

    Seriously, you might be a big lad, but you might be awesome!!!!!

    I’m guessing, you ARE NOT!!!!

    You need the biggest board you can find, widest, longest etc.,

    Bics are good for beginners.

    Hope that helps, don’t mean to be patronising!

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    lol – I have been looking at this from a similar standpoint. 9ft+ Cortez is looking good for me (bit heavier than you!)

    Something like this is what I am thinking of:

    Big Ass Board

    I am very much a beginner, but was advised that buying a softboard would be a bit pointless by someone (other have said to go for it… whist others suggest it would be outgrown too quickly and get something a wee bit better for progressing on).

    Volume!!
    Are you just starting out ? Mini Mal, easy. They’re great to learn on & once you get the hang of it you can either down size or go longboarding.
    They hold their value if you want to sell your board on.

    im 15st and got a bic magnum 8ft4, its got plenty of volume, paddleable, tough, and very good value for money.

    Go get some lessons, hire some boards, then if you are not already put off by how damn hard it is, how frustrating uk surf conditions are and how much time is needed to actually lean the very basics you will be able to make a better call.

    Beyond that, wherever you respect the locals, don’t drop in, don’t ditch your board and especially when floundering keep out the way.

    Or just buy the t-shirt.

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