Surfboard & SUP Selection Guide

SURFBOARDS STANDUP SOFTBOARDS PADDLES  BODYBOARDS
GEAR SELECTION: This is a very important part of board sports is having the right board. Ask if you are not sure which board is best. We can help guide your decisions based on your accurate self evaluation and our years of experience riding in the local conditions here. However we are not responsible if you end up on the wrong gear. It is ultimately your responsibility to choose what to ride and where to ride. If you do not like what you rented just bring it back, give us your feedback, and we can help you pick out a better one to take out next time. You can exchange your gear daily during normal Club hours depending on gear availability. Boards must be formally checked in and out each time you exchange a board so please allow some time for turnaround, processing and paperwork.
GUIDE TO BOARD SIZE: Generally a larger board is more stable. But harder to turn. Smaller board turns faster but are less stable. Very small persons should have smaller boards, and big people should have big boards. Also more experienced persons will be able to use smaller boards than beginners, but they do not always choose to do so. Bigger boards are usually better for smaller waves, and smaller boards are better for bigger waves. If in doubt about which board size is right for you and the conditions, please ask your surf instructor.
SURFBOARD RENTALS: Rent by the day of by the week. Surfboards in different sizes available, Boards come with a leash. Take them out at our local spot, or take them with you. Car tie-down straps available. Book Online or call to make an advance reservation. Book now!
SUP STANDUP PADDLE BOARD RENTALS: Rent by the day of by the week. Standup Boards in different sizes available, Boards come with a paddle, and a leash. Take across the road to our local spot, or take with you. Car tie-down straps available. Book Online or call to make a reservation. Book now!
SURFBOARD BOARD SELECTION

FOAMBOARDS – These boards have the Polystyrene core with the polyethylene skin making them light and resistant to damage. These boards will resist damage from being dropped or bumped into hard surfaces, But they will cut more easily and can snap if an overweight person stomps on them by taking off on a close-out wave. These boards don’t require a lot of care but they do deserve your respect. This is the best type of board for a first time surfer.

BLACK TIP 10’0″ Foam Board

The Blacktip is a great starter board. The soft construction allows everyone to have fun while maximizing performance. A little bigger for heavier surfers, it also works well in smaller surf, giving the surfer the advantage of a longer waterline for more glide.

Skill Level Max Weight
BEGINNER 180 lbs

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
19.13″ 24.38″ 16.13″ 3.38″ 103.7   Single

BLACK TIP 9’0″ Foam Board

The Blacktip is a great starter board. The staple board of  the school. The soft construction allows everyone to have fun while maximizing performance. Lightweight board paddles easily, and is more forgiving on the bumps and wipeouts.

Skill Level Max Weight
BEGINNER 160 lbs

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
18.5″ 23.25″ 15.88″ 3.25″ 88.3   2+1

BLACK TIP 8’0″ Foam Board

The Blacktip is a great starter board. A favorite of our kid’s surf camps 7-14 year olds, on up. The soft construction allows everyone to have fun while maximizing performance.

Skill Level Max Weight
BEGINNER 80-120 lbs

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
17.88″ 22.5″ 15.5″ 3″ 70.3   2+1

BLACK TIP 7’0″ Foam Board

The Blacktip is a great starter board. The soft construction allows everyone to have fun while maximizing performance. Small kids and lightweights will love this board. Easy to paddle and narrow width for people with smaller frames.

Skill Level Max Weight
BEGINNER 120 lbs

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
18″ 21.87″ 15.75″ 3″ 56.4   Single
HARDBOARDS – These boards have the epoxy eggshell construction with a full deck EVA foam pad, offering comfort and performance. These boards require more care, to avoid damage. Perfect for entry level surfers, Softops provide excellent performance in addition to all of the elements that a surfer needs to progress and develop their skill. Softops feature a soft EVA deck and rails for ease of use and safety.

SOFT TOP 12’0″ Foam Deck Board

12’0″ Softops – It makes sense to ride a board that maximizes your fun regardless of the conditions. “What I Ride” utilizes a 60/40 rail configuration which, in combination with a nifty tear drop concave conveniently placed under the nose, greatly enhances your nose riding. This board is the big easy, for effortless paddling, it also boasts a generous nose rocker to keep the nose up when doing late takeoffs. this board handles small to tall waves, and can even be SUPed by light people.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE <120 lbs HEAD/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
18.25″ 26.25″ 16.25″ 4.38″ 147 41 2+1

SOFT TOP 11’0″ Foam Deck Board

11’0″ Softops – It makes sense to ride a board that maximizes your fun regardless of the conditions. “What I Ride” utilizes a 60/40 rail configuration which, in combination with a nifty tear drop concave conveniently placed under the nose, greatly enhances your nose riding. This board is floaty and strong, great for any heavy surfer, or someone looking for extra stability.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE <120 lbs WAIST/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
17.63″ 25.5″ 15.88″ 4.25″ 120 30 2+1

SOFT TOP 10’0″ Foam Deck Board

10’0″ Softops – It makes sense to ride a board that maximizes your fun regardless of the conditions. “What I Ride” utilizes a 60/40 rail configuration which, in combination with a nifty tear drop concave conveniently placed under the nose, greatly enhances your nose riding. this board can be ridden by beginners to experts, the classic shape and balanced nose and tail rockers, and rounded outline give this board a looser feel than its bigger brothers. This board can be foot steered, and is fun to ride.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE <120 lbs WAIST/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
18″ 23″ 14.5″ 3.28″ 87 29 Single

SOFT TOP 9’6″ Foam Deck Board

9’6″ Softops – It makes sense to ride a board that maximizes your fun regardless of the conditions. “What I Ride” utilizes a 60/40 rail configuration which, in combination with a nifty tear drop concave conveniently placed under the nose, greatly enhances your nose riding. Performance starts here, this board has  the glide to get you into a green wave, and has  the right speed and steering to take on some bigger waves, when it starts to wall up and you need to pull through  the foam on  the way out you will be glad to have shed  the extra floatation. Lighter people will be able to ride this all day in the small to medium surf too.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE <120 lbs HEAD/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
18″ 22.88″ 15″ 3″ 81 28 Single

SOFT TOP 9’0″ Foam Deck Board

9’0″ Softop – It makes sense to ride a board that maximizes your fun regardless of the conditions. “What I Ride” utilizes a 60/40 rail configuration which, in combination with a nifty tear drop concave conveniently placed under the nose, greatly enhances your nose riding. This board if great for lighter riders or for someone with some paddling skills. This board can handle later takeoffs and faster turns.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE <120 lbs HEAD/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
18″ 22.63″ 15.25″ 3.25″ 72 27 2+1

SOFT TOP 8’4″ Foam Deck Board

8’4″ Softops – It makes sense to ride a board that maximizes your fun regardless of the conditions. “What I Ride” utilizes a 60/40 rail configuration which, in combination with a nifty tear drop concave conveniently placed under the nose, greatly enhances your nose riding.  This board length is a crossover to  the fun size. not yet a shortboard but turnier than a longboard, it definitely holds its own in  the bigger waves. Able to punch through a choppy wave, it can also give  the rider a slightly earlier takeoff than the shortboards.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE <120 lbs HEAD/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
18.25″ 23.13″ 15.25″ 3.25″ 63 25 2+1

SOFT TOP 8’0″ Foam Deck Board

8’0″ Softops – A full length single concave, flowing into a double in the tail (with spiral vee). The Carver has more power to get up and go in smaller conditions, and accelerate faster on the bigger days. Its shortboard thinking in a comfortable paddling package. This is the go-to allround fun board. Can be ridden by lightweights, or heavy guys with more skills. It wont catch  the wave for you, but it will be fun in  the fuller swells, and  the hollower waves too.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED 80-160 lbs WAIST/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
16.5″ 21.5″ 14.13″ 3.13″ 54 22 Tri

SOFT TOP 7’6″ Foam Deck Board

7’6″ Softops – A full length single concave, flowing into a double in the tail (with spiral vee). The Carver has more power to get up and go in smaller conditions, and accelerate faster on the bigger days. Its shortboard thinking in a comfortable paddling package. Fun and short, this board is best suited for the intermediate and advanced riders. It can be learned on in a pinch (for ladies and teens), and is sometimes favored by travelling surfers, or people sleeping in their van with their gear.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED 80-160 lbs WAIST/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
16″ 21″ 14.5″ 2.63″ 48 20 2+1

SOFT TOP 6’6″ Foam Deck Board

6’6″ Softops – A full length single concave, flowing into a double in the tail (with spiral vee). The Carver has more power to get up and go in smaller conditions, and accelerate faster on the bigger days. Its shortboard thinking in a comfortable paddling package. This board is short fun and fast.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED 80-160 lbs WAIST/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
16.5″ 21.25″ 16.75″ 2.88″ 45 17 2+1

SOFT TOP 5’6″ Foam Deck Board

5’6″ Softops – A full length single concave, flowing into a double in the tail (with spiral vee). The Carver has more power to get up and go in smaller conditions, and accelerate faster on the bigger days. The perfect grom board.

Skill Level Max Weight Conditions
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED 80-160 lbs WAIST/OVERHEAD

Nose Width Mid Width Tail Width Thickness Volume (L) Weight (lbs) Fin Setup
15.38″ 18″ 14″ 2″ 21 10 Tri
 
SUP BOARD SELECTION

Widestyle Wave

MANA 10’0” SOFT TOP

The Mana 10’0” Soft Top features a full EVA deck, ultra high density EVA rails and hard bottom construction for novice paddlers who want to learn the basics of stand up paddling and advance their skills to the next level. This new Soft Top technology is safe for inexperienced paddlers and resilient to paddle scuffs and dings, while the new hard bottom provides improved gliding performance for all around cruising and catching small waves. It is the ideal choice for new paddlers of any skill level, as well as schools and rental centers.

Length Width Thickness Weight Volume Max Rider Wt.
10’0″ 33″ 4 3/4″ 28.7 lbs 190 L 230 lbs

MANA 10’5” ASA

The Mana 10’5” Soft Top features a full EVA deck, ultra high density EVA rails and hard bottom construction for novice paddlers who want to learn the basics of stand up paddling and advance their skills to the next level. This new Soft Top technology is safe for inexperienced paddlers and resilient to paddle scuffs and dings, while the new hard bottom provides improved gliding performance for all around cruising and catching small waves. It is the ideal choice for new paddlers of any skill level, as well as schools and rental centers.

Length Width Thickness Weight Volume Max Rider Wt.
10’5″ 35 1/4″ 5.37″ 28.7 lbs 251 L 230 lbs

Race style

GLIDE 12’0” Series

The Glide 12’0” is a hard epoxy sandwich board with  the full length EVA Deckpad. this board is a fast racer or cruiser. designed for fast speed and straight lines. this board is also good for experienced SUP riders for downwinders. This board excels for lighter intermediate riders or more advanced riders.
Length Width Thickness Weight Volume Max Rider Wt.
12’0″ / 33″ 4 3/4″ 28.7 lbs 190 L 190 lbs
 

Fun style

NALU 11’6”

The Naish Nalu 11’6” is a hard epoxy sandwich board with  the 3/4 length EVA Deckpad. This board is wide and fun with a moderate rocker, and plenty of volume, This board is great for reef cruising, surfing, or splashing around with the kids. Naish This board is thick and stable, and surfs rail-to-rail like a much shorter board. Suitable for riders even above 220 lbs.

KEY FEATURES: premium diamond 3/4 EVA traction pad, US finbox -10.5 Fin
Length Width Thickness Weight Volume Max Rider Wt.
11’6″ 29 3/4″ 5 1/2″ 28.7 lbs / 13 kg 231 L 230 lbs
SUP Paddles: SUP paddles come in different lengths to suit  the rider and ride style. We have fixed length paddles, and adjustable paddles. make sure that you have  the right size paddle before heading out. Our staff will right-size your paddle for you, just ask. Adjustable paddles require more care. They have moving parts so they must be kept clean, Please thoroughly wash off all adjustable paddles after each use, and take apart to clean inside, this ensures trouble free use for their next session.
BODY BOARDS: We have Body Boards (Boogie Boards) to rent in different sizes, Just ask. Boogie boards come with a wrist leash. and they do not need surf wax. Body boards are welcome at most of the swimming beaches especially on the south and west side beaches. Experienced boogie boarders may want to take on some larger waves at some of the more challenging locations.
BOARD LEASHES: A Board Leash Must Be Used at all times, for all SUP and Surf Boards, and Boogie Boards.
KAYAK PADDLE LEASHES: A Hull-to-Paddle Leash Must be used when Kayaking at all times.
Buoyancy Jackets while Kayaking: A Buoyancy jacket (life jacket) is required to be worn while kayaking.
REPLACEMENT COSTS: Any gear that is lost, stolen, or damaged will be subject to repair or replacement charges, please refer to our Repair Schedule Page for a list of Repair Costs and Replacement Values for the gear. Click here for our How to Care for your Surfboard Page.
Storing Gear Securely: When taking any board overnight you must make sure that you have a suitable secure place to store it. Do not leave your board on your car overnight. If you have a Van you can store the board inside overnight, but this is not a guarantee against loss from theft. Better to take your boards off  the car and put them inside your apartment behind locked doors at night. If you cannot store your board securely indoors you might want to use a locking cable, again there is no guarantee against theft. Renters store their boards at their own risk. Storage at Surf Club: If you do not have a secure place to store  the board, you can return it to Surf Club Van each night for overnight storage, and take it again the next day. Overnight storage for our rental boards when you drop off and pick during normal Club Hours is free. Be sure to check with us by phone for operating hours because they may change from day to day. Call ahead to let us know that you are dropping off a board to store overnight. But if we have to come down after hours to lock up or unlock you boards, an overnight storage fee of $10 dollars per board is charged per board. Personal Gear Storage: We also store your personal boards overnight for $10.00 dollars per board per night, for normal drop off and pick up during Surf Club’s normal business hours. Kite gear can be stored at $10 per golf bag per night.

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