My name is Ruben Tamayo. I am from Mexico. I surf in Celestino Gasca, Sinaloa, where the waves are mushy a lot of times, yet sometimes get to 10 feet.
I would like to get a fish small that can handle that size wave, hollow waves, and something all around………but small. So what do you recommend for me?
I am 5’9″and weigh about 150lbs.
I suggest a 5’6″ or a 5’7″ Zippifish.
Please let me know if there are any other questions I can answer for you.
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I’m 5’5, 135lbs. I ride a 7’6″fun board and a 5’10″short board. Looking to pick up something that’ll move like my short board but will still paddle in easily like my fun board. What size fish do you recommend? I was thinking something in the 5’6″-5’8″range, which would have me looking at a Squid. I’ve been surfing for 16 years, but I’m far from being an advanced surfer so I’m not sure what to do.
Appreciate your suggestions. Looking forward to getting myself a Zippi.
A squid might be too big.
5’5″ or 5’6″ sounds good.
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Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 12:19 PM
Subject: New ZippiFish
Rode my new 6’4″ today in real waves (well, sorta…Venice homebreak, chest-shoulder high, anyway). Took my surfing to a new level in an hour! Never thought a board that could float my fat ass could be so loose and have drive and be easy to paddle. Here’s some better shots for ya! Thanks again.
Robert L. Lemle, Esq.
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Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 2:36 PM
Subject: Love and my new 5’10”!
Mike – Quick note to let you know I surfed my new fish this morning
and fell in love with your boards all over again.
El Porto looked fun and rideable at 6:15, but was swamped out by
7:30ish. Surf was soft, waist high + with a few larger sets here and
there but the tide came up quickly.
Still, I got on it early and knew the fish would be the right board
for the day. I was having a blast catching even the mushiest of waves
and riding some of them all the way into the sand while most everyone
else paddled for outside and inside sets with great futility only to
come up empty on their chippy, high-performance shortboards. Me?
Smile from ear-to-ear and very little wait time between waves. I left
the water tired…most others left frustrated.
Also, I should mention: the extra hint of length on the 5’10 feels
great to me. Perhaps its my imagination, but it feels like the rails
aren’t quite as thick as on the 5’9″ and somehow felt in better
control, esp. during turns. Overall, this balance worked great for me
this morning. Looking forward to pushing it in juicier waves.
What more can I say? I love my Zippi Fish!
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I was just researching for different kinds of fish surfboards and I ran across your website. I am 5’9″, 170 pounds and I am looking for a fish for the southbay surf as well as for a transition board from my 6′8″ thruster. I have ridden my friend’s 6′1″ Becker quad fish without any problems. What would you suggest for me? I would consider myself as intermediate plus.
Thanx for the question.
5′11″ or 6′
I have demo if you would like to try one.
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Hope you’re good. Here’s a shot of me on my 5’-9” slot-tail Zippi at a secret spot in Northern Baja during some heavy offshores.
About the slot tail: When you drop in and make a quick 90-degree turn across the face, if you dig really hard on that back foot as you’re going along you can feel the water hitting the slot before it hits the driving fin, triggering a little sliding action. It’s a controlled slide though, not a skip, much like on a skateboard. Super fun to do.
Will need a new board soon.
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Here is a picture of Ron H. surfing in the Caribbean on his Zippfish.
“Small wave but great board! Handled the reef very well
although I took a few dings, lol. Thanks again, I will be ordering
another board soon.”
Give us a call.
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