Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I had the fortunate opportunity to ride Stu Kennedy's 5'2" Vanguard board down @Maroubra Beach, Sydney, Australia today.
The surf was 2-3ft, bumpy & junky from the onshore winds.
The board handled surprisingly well considering the not-so-favourable conditions.
Caught about half a dozen or so waves in the session & there were a few stand out moments that have convinced me to seriously add it to my quiver.
I want to thank @StuKennedy_surf for taking the time to discuss with me all things about the Vanguard.
I had been thinking about the 5'4" taking into consideration my level of surfing ability but Stu suggested that since we were similar in weight & size, that I stick to the 5'2" but maybe go a little thicker than his board. I was also concerned that because I am quite heavy on my front foot that the board may not be suited to me as it is more of a back foot kind of board but I felt no hinderance once I was up & riding.
Here are a couple of pics of me with the Vanguard.Vanguard 5'2".jpgVanguard side.jpg