A cruisy outline that eats flat sections but can also handle a hollow wave, this lively little surfboard – the Stacey Neptunes Ride – is another great option from the good people at Stacey Surfboards.
+ Great, cruisy all rounder that works in a broad range of wave types
+ Cool, elliptical outline hides volume well
+ Great for flowing down the face of a nice point wave but the tight round tail allows lively and precise surfing when you need it
– It’s always difficult for me to come up with stuff I think could be done better on Stacey’s boards…for what it is, I dig the Neptunes Ride
The Stacey Neptunes Ride surfboard at 6’2 x 20 3/4 x 2 3/4 @ 37.7L’s of volume. Full standard Stacey Neptunes Ride surfboard volumes and dimensions at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Cruisy point break waves all the way through to hollow, punchy beach breaks; chest high to just overhead.
- Performance fish-like surfboard that can be surfed in a variety of conditions
- Single to deep double concave bottom contour with vee out of the tail
- 5-fin setup
- Wide point forward, elliptical outline
- Forgiving, medium rails
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Hello! Welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. Welcome back, wherever you are in the world. My name is Ben, and I buy ride and review surfboards.
If you’ve been watching the show, you probably know that I tend to dig on the Stacey Surfboards. I still have not had a Stacey surfboard that I didn’t like the feel of.
This latest model by Stacey Surfboards is called the Neptune’s Ride. [00:00:33] This board is another winner in my opinion, for fun, fast, cruisy surfing, all the way up to pulling into hollow, barreling beach breaks and everything in between. You can see that the outline is almost fish-like up front. It’s wide and quite thick and has a wide point forward design. So, a lot of foam forward in the board makes it very easy to paddle into waves and if you’re just going down the line on kind of a flatter face beach break, it’s really fun and cruisey. [00:01:04]
Then the back half of the board is all business. It has this nice, tight round tail through the back, which allows you to turn the board really hard. That will also sit in a nice hollow wave and give you a lot of hold. And the tail has been thinned right out so it’s easy to turn this board hard. I actually could not believe how easy it was to turn. I thought the wide outline would be quite challenging to get around. [00:01:29] It’d be one of those things where you’re playing with a trade off between volume and agility but I didn’t feel that trade off.
The Stacey Neptunes Ride has a rolled vee and then has a single concave through the front of the board, and that runs through a double concave, which then vees out at the back. This is a standard all rounder bottom contour. Although, it has a pretty big hump through the middle of the fins. This big channel helps to push the water out the back of the board.
I have been surfing this board as a quad, and I usually surf quads – I prefer them – but I did surf this once or twice as a thruster, as well, when it was pretty big and solid, and man, it was really, really fun to ride this board as a thruster, too.[00:02:04] The rails are medium rails. They’re not too thick and they’re not too thin…just right. Again, you get that fun, kind of flowy carving feeling. Not a high-performance board, per se, but really good for a lot of kind of average beach break conditions.
That is the Neptune’s Ride review, by Lee Stacey of Stacey Surfboards. If you have had a go on the Neptune’s Ride or if you want to have a go on the Neptune’s Ride, I highly recommend this surfboard! [00:02:31] This was actually referred to me by Torrey B, one of our YouTube subscribers. Thank you to Torrey for recommending this board it’s really good fun! If you haven’t picked one up yet, I highly suggest you do.
Thanks very much for watching the show, and I hope you have a great day.
Stock Standard Dimensions & Volume
Stacey Neptunes Ride surfboard full standard surfboard volumes and dimensions from the Stacey Surfboards website:
|5’4||19 3/4||2 1/4||24.8L|
|5’5||19 3/8||2 5/16||25.8L|
|5’6||19 1/2||2 5/16||26.2L|
|5’7||19 5/8||2 3/8||27.5L|
|5’8||19 3/4||2 3/8||28.5L|
|5’9||19 7/8||2 3/8||29.2L|
|5’10||20 1/4||2 1/2||31.8L|
|5’11||20 3/8||2 1/2||32.5L|
|6’0||20 1/2||2 5/8||34.6L|
|6’2||20 3/4||2 3/4||37.7L|
|6’4||20 7/8||2 3/4||38.8L|
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Benny, following your review I decided to get a Neptunes Ride by Stacey Surfboards. Been using it for a little over 2 weeks now and it's been a wee belter of a board. Bought 5'11 stock dims, a little less volume but super forgiving ride to hopefully take it too the next step in my surfing. Just thought I'd keep you updated. Keep up the good work, I watch the reviews every week! Next purchase might be a stacey bullfrog...