I'm 6'3" 185 and surf a 507 BP.
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I am also from SC!
I ride 507 BP. I’m 6’3” 180lbs and intermediate level. I could probably go smaller, but I am using it for all of the super weak wind swells that we get. Since most of our swell periods are 6 to 8 seconds, I felt going a size up would be better. The board doesn’t feel too big and I can catch anything. I’ve only surfed it once in waves up to chest high and it performed great. Couldn’t be happier with the size. Also, 507 is the size the volume calculator recommended.
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Thanks for the quick replies!
November is not set in stone. It might be the earliest we can leave due to expanding families. With enough bribes we might be able to go as early as June or July. Also, we will stay for a week or so.
Planning first ever trip to Costa RicaHi all,
Some friends and I are tired of the small gutless inconsistent waves of South Carolina, and we have decided to plan a trip to Costa Rica. Only problem is no of us have ever been there. Some advice on where to go and places to stay would be much appreciated. We are not sure exactly which month, but it is looking like this November. I know that is 9/10 months out, but we are starting our research now. Also, we are not looking for 10ft waves; waist to head high would be perfect.
Thanks for your help.
I am 180lbs and surf southeast United States. We usually get weak knee to chest short period wind swells. I have a 507 BP with Futures Elevons, and the board is unbelievable, seems to be a good size for me. I’ve only surfed it once in thigh to chest waves, and had an amazing session. The board was super-fast and easy to catch waves. It took me awhile to get us to the small size and feel, but once I got the hang of it…..it was game on.
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All I have to say about the Baked Potato is WOW!
I’ve never ridden this style of board before so I don’t have anything to compare it to. I have always ridden my 6’4” or my 9’.
I got my BP a few days ago and we finally got a little wind swell. Waves were thigh to chest and fairly clean. It took me about an hour to get used to the board….had some impressive wipe outs during this time. Once I got used to it, the board was amazing. I caught wave after wave. The board is super fast; as soon as I stood up I was down the line. I was able to make big steep vertical cuts just like my short board with no problem. I even caught a few 1 ft shore breakers just to see if I could. I can’t wait to get back out!
FYI- I am 6’2’, 180lbs. My BP is a 507 with Futures Elevon fins.
I just ordered a set with large rears. The large rears are a quarter inch taller, 4 inches vs 3.75. My fins and Baked Potato should arrive tomorrow, cant wait!
Are yall riding Elevons with small or large rear fins?
Futures Fins for Baked PotatoHello all,
I am ordering a 507 BP and I am not sure which fins to purchase. I am 6’3” and 180 lbs and consider myself an intermediate level surfer. I live in the southeast United States and the surf is generally knee to chest high. I would like to get a great all around fin that will perform well in this surf range. Thanks for the advice!Last edited by Chucktown.Surfer; 11-30-2012, 05:23 AM.
What is your height and weight….I am looking to buy a 505 or 507 BP, and I want to make sure I get the right size. Since the 507 was way too big for you, your size might help me make up my mind. I am 6’ 3” and 180lbs.
Thanks for the input. I am leaning toward the BP because I will still have my short board for the hurricane swells.
At 6'3" 180, would a 509 BP be too much board? pjrwebb suggested a 505 - 507, I know the BP has a lot of volume, but I have never ridden a board even close to a 507. That's 8" shorter than me.
Which board/size is right for me?Hi,
A little history before my questions. I am a 30 yr old intermediate/advanced surfer from Charleston, SC. I’m 6’3” and weigh appx. 180lbs; I’ve been surfing for 20 years. I have a long board (9ft) and a short board (6’ 4” X 18”X 2.25”). Usually the waves in Charleston are weak wind swells averaging 1-3ft. However, about 10- 15 days a year we will get good ground swell from hurricanes, but then, the waves are still only head high at most.
I am looking for a short board that I can ride most of the year.
Will I be able to ride the BP or SP consistently on 1-3 ft waves? What about larger waves? Is the BP a better option if I want a little more performance? What about size selection? Lastly, fin suggestions.
Sorry for the rapid fire questions, but I have not purchased a board in many years and I want to make the right decision.
Thanks for everyone’s help.