I am getting back into surfing after an 8 year hiatus. I live in the South Bay, and usually surf Manhattan Beach or the Avenues. I have a 9’0″ board that I have taken out a few times recently, but it just feels so constrictive. I am interested in getting a fish, but I am not sure what type and size would be the best for me. I would classify myself as an intermediate surfer who wants to get better. I prefer waist high days, but will surf anything from slop to head high. I am 6’0″ and fluctuate between 185 and 195 lbs. Also, the most difficult part of surfing to me is getting out on those bigger days. Thanks for your help.
I have a few demos for you to try.
Give me a call.
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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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Tagged 5'10" fish, custom surfboard, el porto, fish surfboard, michael zippi, retro surfboard, south bay surf, surf, surfboards, surfing, swallow tail surfboard, twin fin, twin fish, twin keel, zippi, zippi fish, zippifish
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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Tagged fish surfboard, michael zippi, retro surfboard, south bay, surfboards, surfing, surfing caribbean, twin fin, twin keel, zippi, zippi fish, zippifish