My First Surfboard

If a surf board could talk, it would have many stories to tell. This small baby has been mine since I started my quest to spend as much time as I could on the ocean. I started kiteboarding in 2004 and used to drive down the East Coast of USA all the way South to Miami, always stopped in the Outerbanks. North Carolina and also in Coco Beach Florida because I liked the Surfing Vibe and all. I then decided to try Surfing, something new to do on no wind days and also have a Surfboard to Kite.

Total rookie I asked the local surfer girls what size board they think I should Surf on and they told me that for my size I should get a 5’6’’ that it would be big enough for my body weight and size. I went at the Quiet Flight Surf Shop and bought that baby, though it would be good to Kitesurf and Surf. I remember trying to Surf on that board in South Beach Miami, silly me, waves were so small and I could not catch any of them but at least I got quite a work out trying over and over again. I was able to kitesurf on that baby board, do some decent waterstart and ride.

Over the years I bought many surf boards, Short Boards, Fish, Long Board, Mini Malibu, SUP boards, a few more Quiet Flight and other brands as well. This small baby is the only one that I have kept so many years, it got a few dings from hitting the coral reef but it survived. I was never able to Surf with it but I love to Kitesurf with this board, I cannot ride big waves with it or in super windy conditions because it’s to small to drop in big waves and too light weight to jump and pop waves in super windy conditions, goes flying up in the air and bounce in kite lines … but this 3 fins surf board turn on a dime, it’s a sweet ride. If that board could talk it would have many stories to tell.