Building your Sydney Surfboards quiver? A four surfboard quiver will get you through practically everything the East Coast of Australia will throw at us! If you’re looking to change or add boards to your quiver, I hope you find this useful. Already have an ideal quiver for Sydney and surrounds, share in the comments below!
1. Tiny Wave Groveler
For the smallest of the small days; just before it becomes impossible to ride anything but a 9ft.+ longboard! I like the Bear Essentials and the Lost RV for this purpose – they both catch anything but can be ridden more aggressively – but there are many great options out there. Read ‘Six Popular Groveler Models Compared, I Like Them All, Especially #6‘ for a rundown!
2. Small to Medium Size Wave All Rounder:
This is what you will likely pull out 60% of the time in the typical waist/chest high to just overhead swells we get so often on the East Coast of Australia. My two current favourite options for this board are the Lost V3 Rocket and the Chilli Rare Bird. Both are fun, fast, versatile options that make the most out of our average days. The Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto is another great option.
3. A High Performance / Good Wave Shortboard:
What you pull when the swell goes overhead and gets solid. Something that handles a big, steep drop, a hollow face and furious down the line speed. My favourites here are the Haydenshapes Ando and the Channel Islands Fred Rubble. Oh, how could I possibly forget the Stacey Roach, one of my all time favourites in punchy, overhead waves! These can all be surfed down the wave range but I have surfed all three at double overhead and they handle it! These are always good to have for smaller days in Indo, too!
4. Step-Up / Gun Shortboard:
We will call this fourth board optional as not everyone likes the bigger stuff! If, however, you get kicks from tackling the big days, I recommend a pin tail gun style board like this custom 7’0 board from Mike Psillakis. I have also been riding a 6’10 Allan Byrne channel bottom when the waves are really big and clean!
I hope this helps you to perfect your Sydney / East Coast of Australia quiver!