A local boardshop rents out quite an extensive range of tuflites and new technology boards. I’ve been thinking of trying one for a while, as some people love them, some hate them, so i thought i’d find out for myself. Today is day no.1 of 3 days. The board is a byrne “mullet” 6’6’’ x 12.5’'n x 21 wide ( a bit back i think ) x 15.5 x 2 3/4 thick. Looks like a zappy kinda fish i guess.
This morning got out in some 4-5’ mostly dumping hollow shorebreak kind of waves, not great for this style of board i know but i wanted to try it.
The paddle out was quite hard, one of the hardest, just no break, waves coming one after the other, and a small lull every now and then. I was surprised that i felt like i could just keep paddling without really having a break. I got out of breath, but my shoulders didn’t really get tired at all. I know i would have really struggled on my twin keel. I got caught inside after a wave, and had to do it all over again, i was surprised i got back out.
Surfing wise, i found the board seemed to take off well, but when i got on the front foot, it just seemed to stop. I think it might be coz im used to front foot boards, any ideas???.