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  • James

    December 17, 2021 at 2:17 am

    I’m also in a similar position. I have a 9 ft 3 and for a few years and recently I picked up a 7ft foamie and a 5 ft 8 fish. I’ve been out on the fish a few times now- it’s f*cking pretty hard when you’ve been riding a mal for so long, but you really do just have to bite the bullet and take it out. It might suck the first few times compared to what your used to- but I’m getting better each time I go out.

    My advice would be not to overthink it too much, just get a second hand fish and force yourself to go out on it as much as you can. Then when the bigger surf comes you’ll be ready. Got my first duck dive the other day, which has already made things a shit load easier!