Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for being so prompt and helpful.
My new Pavote is amazing. I’ve had a few chances to ride it and it’s perfect.
I rode it at a beach break in nw washington 2 weeks ago.
The waves were 6′ to 8′ and hollow.
Everyone was having a hard time getting in to the wave
because the wind was blowing pretty hard offshore.
I managed to catch a few waves that I wouldn’t have
on my normal short board.
Once I was up and riding I was stoked on how fast I could go.
Last week I surfed a wave called the “wedge”, although its not quite the same as the one california, its still pretty heavy. The drop is super steep, but then the shoulder usually flattens out until it hits the inside where gets steep again.
With my new El Pavote I’m able to make it through the flat section
and pull into the inside with enough speed to get out
in front of the wave. Not only is it fast but its maneuverable too.
So far i’ve only ridden it as a thruster. I tried it with a set on am-2 fins and a set of js-1. The am-2 seem to be a little looser but the js-1 seem to hold a line a little better on a steeper wave. All in all I’m very happy with my Pavote. I’m looking forward to trying it as a quad and a twin finner. I live about 100 miles from the ocean, so every trip counts. A lot of the waves here you have to hike into and you can’t see from the road. It’s nice to have a board that’s versatile, because no matter how dialed in you think you have some places, they can always suprise you.
So far the Pavote has been fun from mushy 2 footers to
head and a half barrels. Thanks again.
Tyler, Bremerton, WA
El Pavote: 5’8″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ (2 5/16″) apache tail
with four parabolic channels & fin fin install