The Stacey 5150 Surfboard is a forgiving performance shortboard, which is intended to be surfed in average to good conditions. A utility shortboard that will never let you down.
Stacey’s utility performance shortboard, this is the Stacey Surfboards 5150 Surfboard Review + Futures Fins JJF Thrusters! The tight squash tail combines with a pronounced vee to give the intermediate to advanced surfer a lively, fast ride.
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+ The deep single to double concave is great for all-around performance.
+ This has a mid-entry rocker and a fuller outline with volume 4, which makes the board paddle well and generally easier to control.
+ The squash tail really livens the board up. Makes it easy to go rail to rail.
– It’s not quite as forgiving as some of the other Stacey models.
This is Stacey 5150 Surfboard model at 6’4 x 20 x 2 3/4 at 38.5 L’s. I surfed the 5150 with the Futures Fins John John Florence Signature Fins. They’re a great performance fin to compliment a performance board and because of the tuned tail of the 5150, I think they complimented this board really well. They’re kind of my go to performance fins right now for good to epic waves.
Standard Stacey 5150 Surfboard dimensions and volumes may be found at the bottom of this page.
Best Wave Type
Stomach high to a few feet overhead. This will handle many of your average, everyday conditions.
- It has deep single into double concave + vee.
- Mid to full entry rocker.
- The rails are a little bit fuller. They’re not too thick, they’re not very full.
- It has a squash tail and thruster fins.
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Hey there, welcome to Benny’s Boardroom. My name is Ben and this is the place where we buy, ride and review surfboards. Everyday surfers telling you how it is for us in the water. Hopefully, you get a better idea of what you’re getting into when you purchase your next board.
This is the Stacey Surfboards 5150 model. This is meant to be kind of every man’s all around performance short board. The type of board that you have utility in your quiver to surf from basically waist/stomach high up to a few feet overhead. For somebody who knows what they’re doing and wants a shortboard design and shape with a pointier nose and just more short board features, this is meant to be that type of board. It’s about average for me.
In classic Stacey style, I love Stacey’s boards in general, most of them I click with right away. I think both Lee and Liam are very good at understanding what the everyday surfer actually needs in the water.
Most of the time I click with their boards very quickly. I like also that Lee keeps it simple. He doesn’t try to follow any fancy gimmicks or anything like that. He likes to go with what works.
He’s got a single concave through the front of the board. That comes through to a deeper double through the back, vees out of the tail. You can actually see the vee, it’s a little more pronounced that you might find on more high performance shortboards. Again, just to make you feel a little bit more bitey, and to maneuver rail to rail more quickly and easily when the conditions are more average.
It has a medium entry rocker, you can see there’s a bit of curvature running through the board there. Kind of a gentle continuous rocker throughout the board, but nothing too much. This is not meant to be surfed in pumping, amazing waves all the time. Although it’s intended to be able to handle bigger, better stuff, but it’s also intended to be an all-around utility performance shortboard.
The rails are little bit fuller. They’re not too thick and not very full. They’re not great for really junky, mushy conditions, but they are thick enough that they’re not going to feel catchy when the conditions are more average. At the same time, they’re not low and not too bitey.
Experience in the Surf
I surfed this board predominantly in Indonesia. I surfed this board in a variety of conditions. Anywhere from stomach to chest high on smaller days up to well overhead. I surfed it when it was solid, hollow, fast, big and steep drops. The wave I was surfing there has gentler right, steeper, faster and more critical left. Looked back on the trip afterwards and I’m like, “Oh, the three boards I took, I struggled with this one a little bit.” Again, I think it was little less forgiving that I’m used to. A lot of times when I was taking off I felt like I really had to … If I didn’t plant my feet just right it felt like I had to get stabilized on the way. Which when you’re on this big left and it’s pitching, you don’t necessarily want to do that. You just want the board to sit underneath you.
It felt really good in those waves where you have a little bit more time on the take-off. I felt like I could settle the board a little bit more easily.
It’s not really intended to be that type of board neither in hollow Indonesian barrels. It’s meant to be able to handle that, but that’s not its specialty. This board is better for your average all-around conditions. When I brought the board back to Sydney and I’ve been surfing it around the beaches around here. Couple of days, couple of nights, like shoulder to head high to a foot overhead days. My local beach break which can line up really well. It felt really good in those waves where you have a little bit more time on the take-off. I felt like I could settle the board a little bit more easily.
Because I took the board to Indonesia, I wanted to have fins that were good at controlling speed. Not necessarily generating speed. These John John Florence Futures, I’ve been surfing with a lot of boards that are geared for good waves. These are really balanced good wave fin. They don’t have any foil through the inside.
Foil helps you to generate speed. Again, these are better for controlling speed. This style of fin. I think,they also compliment a more tuned outline with this … This is a slightly wider tail, but you can see it actually pulls in to be quite thin at the back here. I think having fins that are meant to control the board and control speed in better waves, they were good compliment to the board.
For the good and the not so good of the Stacey. It’s a good all-around balance performance shortboard. I think a lot of surfers, especially intermediate and above surfers would find this to be exactly what Stacey intended to be. Which is your all-around performance utility board. Did feel very lively when I got my feet on the back of the tail pad. When I had a bit of open face, I could feel how quickly the board would maneuver and flick around. I think the more advanced experienced surfers are really going to appreciate that.
The critique of it is, again, it was harder for me to gel with the board. It took me little bit longer to figure it out and settle it. Most of Stacey’s boards, I don’t have that experience. Most boards by him I just pick up and I just get on and I ride right away. It felt a little bit less forgiving, especially surfing faster on more critical waves. Where I really wanted the board to do a lot of the works so that I could take off on bigger waves, get down the line and get going pretty quickly.
When I looked back, all the footages, images and everything, I think a lot of that could have been in my mind, because I was taking off some big waves and some great waves on this board.
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