Ever wondered what Stacey Surfboards is all about?? Well, check out this little clip.
Coming into the winter months we as surfers all tend to travel. Whether it be up or down the coast or to exotic locations like Indo and the South Pacific, these areas tend to light up from March through to October. The staff here at Surfculture are in a fortunate position to test out plenty of boards every year, we feel that this feedback is crucial when helping you to select that perfect board for a trip. Here we will give you a little run down on what the boys in store are riding when the waves are on.
- Chilli Spawns, 6’1 x 19 x 2 3/8
- JS monsta 3, 6’0 x 19 1/8 x 2 3/8
Home break: Tama/Maccas
Weight/Height: 67kgs/ 5’7.5
- CI Semi Pro12, 5’9 x 18 3/8 x 2 1/4 – 24.3L
- Stacey Swamp thing 5’10 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 – 23.7L
- Hayden Shapes Cannon Single fin, 6’6 x 19 1/4 x 2 7/8
Travelled to: NZ, Samoa, South coast NSW
Feedback: This is my 3rd semi pro, perfect from 2-6ft in waves with a little push. I’ve used them in all types of waves around the world from Chilean point breaks to Mexican beachies, Samoan reef passes and the south coast of NSW. This is definitely one of my go to boards when its pumping. Set up as a quad when its tube-ing or as a thruster if turns are your thing. My Stacey Swamp thing is a great all rounder, a little bit flatter which helps with paddling and planning over those flat sections around home but still pulled in around the tail that it locks into the barrel, great in those sucky little rip bowls that Tama and Bondi seem to produce. My 6’6 HS is a REALLY good paddler. Great in the tube and for something a little different. We’ve all seen the footage of Ando out Chopes on his(mesmerising).
Home break: BONDI! Unfortunately but I love it….
Weight/Height: 80kg – 6’0
Home break: From the Sunshine Coast, but now living and surfing the Bondi dream.
Feedback: Best all round short board of 2014, hands down. Suits all conditions from 1-2 ft sloppy Bondi to solid 4-6ft reefs in the Canaries. I’ve been riding boards from Chilli for a few years, and got a couple Spawns this year after I saw Mitch Coleborn riding them at Newcastle. I’ve had three since and can’t recommend them more! The perfect all rounder. I ride it with Mick Fanning large FCS 2 fins.
Travelled to: Forster – Cronulla – Thirroul
Feedback: The Lowdown is my every day kinda board at this time of year. Because its flatter it seems to work well out Bondi, but still has enough curve that it goes when the waves are on. I also love my Monsta 3, I ride this when the waves are
really pumping and I’m down the coast. I woulddefinitely take this to Indo with me.
Photo: Lynden Foss