Hi Charissa and Todd,
The 6’6″ El Pavote has been awesome.
The attached photo was taken last week at Manresa State Beach in Santa Cruz County on the last day of my 30-Day El Pavote Challenge. The challenge was go to out every day for 30 days, no matter what, and catch at least one wave, starting when I got the board mid-June.
At first my biggest struggle was landing the pop-up (different than a longboard!)…I’m doing a lot better with that now and
what’s so cool is that El Pavote really catches waves!
Even in slop!
I don’t feel like I’ve really gotten it into anything good enough to get a real feel for what it can do on a wave. But, I’m getting comfortable with it, the 30-Day Challenge was fun, and I have high expectations for when I get it into a little better surf. For now I’m just going to keep surfing it until we get some waves. Fingers crossed for a great fall! Maybe El Nino!
Thanks for a fantastic surfboard!
Ventura, CA || 36/5’8″/150lb
Proxy epoxy Pavote // 6’6″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″ thumbtail [super-duty] (for transitioning to shorter boards from longer boards)