“Dave asked: Was looking at the Hypto Krypto and the Avg Joe. Summer beach break with small mushy waves, a longboard is fun but boring and my normal 5″11 is too thin for small mush. Any ideas or recommendations for a board for fun in this stuff would be great. Thanks “
Deciding between the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto and Channel Islands Average Joe for small, summer beach break mush? The Hypto Krypto is a great board for average to good waves but I feel the Average Joe has the edge in the tiny stuff.
Hey, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom! My name is Ben and I buy, ride, and review surfboards. I like to answer a question from our Board Question Forum, which you can find the link to at CompareSurfboards.com in the menu bar. The Forum is great for going and asking a question about the right surfboards for your situation. There’s a lively community there with lots of people who know a lot more about surfboards and surfboard design than I do. We get a lot of people helping each other out there, which is cool.
I like to pull a question out of the Forum every now and then because I think it will benefit a lot people. The question I’m going to answer today is from Dave. Dave asked what is a better option between the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto [See the full review…] and the Channel Islands Average Joe [See the full review…] for surfing those tiny, tiny weak, mushy days in summer when a longboard’s pretty much the only option you have if you want to get out and have fun.
Between those two I really like the Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto; it’s a great board. But I consider that to be kind of small to medium-size wave all-arounder. I wouldn’t really surf in those tiny, tiny weak days. I’ve surfed mine down to about waist high and it was cleaner and kind of more powerful, more lined up, and it went okay in those conditions but normally I like to surf a little bigger, when it’s kind of chest or shoulder high, your kind of average conditions that most of us gets a lot of the time. Not those tiny, tiny days; for those days I think a groveler option is the way to go.
The Channel Islands Average Joe is a great example of a groveler. The Channel Islands Average Joe in general I think is a kind of fun, cruisy option for those tiny, weak days. There’s a few other cool groveler options out there as well. The Lost RV I think is a cool design and it’s a little bit more performance oriented. You can get little bit more out of it than you can with a lot of other grovelers. Nick Blair makes probably be one of the best grovelers out there called the Cab Sav. Another favorite of mine is the SUPERbrand Fling, which is like a modernized [02:00] version of an old school fish.
There’s some other groveler options to get you up and going and having fun on those tiny, weak days. I would also say if you’re looking for good fins I’ve had a few questions about which fin setups are working best for me in those big, wide, thick-tailed groveler boards. I’ve been surfing the Seaworthy Quads by Futures and those are going really well. They look similar to the Controller Quads. I felt the Controller Quads felt a little bit tracky. I didn’t dig those as much but I really like these Seaworthy Quads.
So Dave, that’s my answer to your question and I hope this helps you to get the right board. Thank you so much for watching the show.
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