Another ripping shape by Stacey Surfboards, the Stacey Surfboards Wolf is a shrunken down step-up style board for good waves. Great for quality days at home or smaller Indonesia reef breaks or punchy, hollow Nicaragua/Costa Rica beach breaks!
+ A refined, good wave board in a smaller package
+ Lively, responsive performer that will handle bigger, more powerful waves
– It would be good to see some standard, higher volume models. The largest version is still small for most surfers
The Wolf surfboard at 6’2 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2 @ 31L of volume (small for Benny). Full Stacey Wolf surfboard volumes and dimensions at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Shoulder high to well overhead; good, powerful beach and reef breaks. Likes lined up, steeper or hollow faces
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Hi, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. I’m Ben and I buy lots of surfboards, I ride those boards and then I review them and I hope that I can help some of you out there make a better decision next time you purchase a surfboard.
This is the Stacey Wolf. Now, I’m a big fan of Stacey Boards. If you have you seen the Snake Eyes review, you will know that I have a lot of respect for him and his shaping abilities. [00:00:30] He seems to have a really good sense of where to put foam in a surfboard so the foil of his boards seem to have just the right cross between performance and making the boards lively but not so much foam in the wrong places that then hold you back.
This board’s no exception. This is a little different than a lot of the other boards you see on the market. Yes, it is squashed down but shorter and wider and fatter. But this is actually a good wave board that’s been shrunken down from something that would be generally longer and for better, bigger, more powerful waves, [00:01:00] but in a smaller package. So this is really intended for small to medium size good waves. I surfed this board at Uluwatu on a head high to just overhead day, which is small for Uluwatu and this thing performed like a champ.
The Stacey Wolf has a standard good wave outline although it’s been shrunken down a bit. It’s has a nice pulled in nose and the tail is great for better waves. This is a round tail but it’s a variation [00:01:30] – a squashed and widened version – of a rounded pin. This is the sort of tail you want if you’re going to be try to track down the line in a steeper face. It has rocker but not too much to keep you from generating speed in a smaller surf. It’s got a kick in nose rocker, which helps you get into waves easily, flatness throughout the middle of the board, which helps you to catch waves and get speed. And then it’s got a little kick in the tail, which helps you to hold your line on a steeper face. When you’re going down a steeper face that nose [00:02:00] is going to be sitting out of the water and this is going to be tracking right through the rail line. The tail also allows you to accelerate out of turns well in better waves. A good outline for better waves. It’s got quite a standard single to double concave bottom contour; it’s got a single concave running through here. That flows into a vee double concave out the back.
Overall, a different take versus what a lot of other shapers are doing – making smaller, wider, fatter boards for smaller, more average waves. [00:02:30] This is intended for better waves. That is the Stacey Surfboards Wolf. If you’ve had a go on the Wolf, please let us know what you think about it. I really enjoy surfing this, just like I enjoy surfing most of Stacey’s boards. Thank you so much for watching, and I hope you enjoyed the show.
Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Stacey Surfboards The Wolf standard dimensions from Stacey Surfboards website:
|Standard Dims||5’6||18 1/2||2 3/16||22L|
|Standard Dims||5’8||18 3/4||2 1/4||24L|
|Standard Dims||5’10||18 7/8||2 5/16||25.5L|
|Standard Dims||5’11||19 1/8||2 3/8||27L|
|Standard Dims||6’0||19 1/4||2 3/8||28.5L|
|Standard Dims||6’2||19 3/8||2 1/2||30.5L|
|Plus Dims||5’6||18 5/8||2 1/4||23L|
|Plus Dims||5’8||18 7/8||2 5/16||24.5L|
|Plus Dims||5’10||19||2 3/8||26L|
|Plus Dims||5’11||19 1/4||2 3/8||27.5L|
|Plus Dims||6’0||19 3/8||2 1/2||29.5L|
|Plus Dims||6’2||19 1/2||2 1/2||31L|
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