Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Infinity New Deal 9-0 x 31

Having fun on the Infinity New Deal. 9-0 x 31 
 Great float for my 190# frame, really stable paddling out and piercing through the surf and on coming waves. The rounded pintail make the board loose and maneuverable. I have it set up as a 2 + 1 fin set up. The board is really light with its ''SUPspention teck '' carbon fiber technology.
Its a longboard type model with short board characteristics in a SUP model 
Im blown away at the exceptional maneuverability the board display. You're able to glide along early on the wave so you're ready to set up down the line. I live the fact you and bury the tail and drive the rail. 
Definitely a board to have in the quiver. Great for those 1-2 foot days but does excels in the head high plus too. I probably could step down to the next size smaller but being comfortable is key waiting for waves.

Here his the link to the New Deal and Infinity SUP products. 

Enjoy and stay In-Joy




 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Infinity Wide Speed 7-11

Some pics on the new Infinity  7-11  Wide Speed. 
Great little board at 115 liters. Supports my weight at 185 lbs
Have it set up as a quad (med size) plus Nubster.  Loose and provides hold. Still getting use to the 
angled / or beveled rails on the bottom. They do allow rail to rail flow but standing waiting for waves its a tad tipsy. Still experimenting with different fin configurations. 
Why the 7-11?  I had ordered and received  the 8-2 Wide Speed at 125L and the squash tail on that board was way too wide. I could not get drive down the line and maneuvering the board it felt stiff.  Tried so many fin set up Thruster, 2+1, quads of different sizes and flexes and added center nubster. Could nor get it to move or flow.  Luckily I was sable to downsize to the 7-11 version at 30 wide. The tail was much smaller and was able to put the board where I wanted. Stability is a bit more challenging but it's so doable. 
Only had 6 sessions on the smaller Wide Speed. 
More to come... 

 Fun rights 

Speedy lefts.

Enjoy having the break to myself and surfing alone.

Its a floater!



First session on the board down in Cocoa Beach
Thanks to  Girard Middleton at 
SoBe Surf.  Aloha 


 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Fun Summer waves

Started riding a Infinity 9-0 x 31 New Deal 
Fun longboard style sup. Wave catcher and stable at 126L
have it set as a 2+1 with center 6"TK Flex fin way forward on the box & 3.25 sides. 
Works for me.  Waiting for some sizable surf. Missed Earl swell . Was on the IR with stitches in my chest. 
Wear Sunscreen and sun protection. 





 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Winter Chill in Feb.

Some fun waves on Monday. 
Air temps in the low 40*F 's and water temp 46*F  . Cold conditions for Hilton Head, SC.
 Needed a dose of saltwater therapy.





 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Hello 2022

A few from a couple days ago. 
Water is getting colder but always stoked to catch some waves.  
ALOHA




 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Getting back to the roots.



I was able to secure  a 10-0. Mike Hynson and a couple of Lightning Bolt from Craig Hollingsworth
Dropped the paddle for the summer and surfed. Great to paddle into waves as when I first learned to surf in 1975.   Still stoked after all these years.  The journey continues.
 Aloha 



 

Saturday, February 27, 2021

40 plus years of surfing

Three days ago Hilton Head Island 

 Pics from Masonboro NC 
1982' I think during college at NC State 
 

Fire Island NY. Point O' Woods 1989'