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  • 9’0 vs 9’6

     Marcelo updated 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Joshua

    June 13, 2021 at 6:57 am


    I have been surfing for about 3 months and have been loving it. Looking into buying my first board and trying to decide if I should go with a 9’0 vs 9’6? I feel comfortable on a 9’6 but if I’m going to buy one wondering if I should just make the hop to 9’0 now or stick with the 9’6. Only reason for going down is for easier turning is my assumption.

    Thanks for any insight!

  • Marcelo

    June 17, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    I’m 6’3″, 175lbs and like you have been surfing for about 4 months now and also love it. I bought a 9’6 NSP board and it helped me a lot. It’s really easy to catch waves on that board, but you do have to put a lot more weight to make it turn. I noticed that when I borrowed my girlfriend’s 9 ft board. I wiped out a lot at first until I figured out I was heavy footed because of my 9’6. I’ve been thinking about getting a 9 now but i’m still happy with the 9’6″. Like I said, for me it’s a lot easier to catch waves in the 9’6″ than the 9, but the 9 is a little more fun. If I had not bought the 9’6″ I would probably buy a 9ft now.

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