Ok. So it’s been about 9 months since I got my custom 6’4 single off Stuart Paterson. Have surfed it in a mix of conditions. Ideal being chest high to double overhead.
And of course being a single fin, it wants a running wall with a consistent pocket. It eats points and reefs and quality walled up beach breaks.
Pretty flat rocker so has a tonne of glide speed. It’ll take on a steep drop, but you’ve gotta get in early, be on point with positioning and get your line set right.
Hollower and faster the wave, the steadier it feels and the better it goes. Forget trying to surf vert-top-to-bottom on it, not going to happen. But it will turn in procession, high and tight off the top, and steep in the bowl, providing you’ve kept tight in the pocket and bottom turned deep in the trough, delaying your turns.
Have had a few barrels on it so far and the board feels amazing. It holds in beautifully, without thought, and milks the trimline for speed. Cutbacks feel clean and like a fine scalpel.
The board demands precision. If your timing is out it’s very unforgiving. It’ll lose momentum - no “quick pumps” to regain speed. It sharpens your game.
It’s my board of choice for sandon, cronulla point, and reefs down south.