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  • Step up potential?

    I have a couple of Timbertek boards but lack something that I can use when it's big bumpy onshore at my local point break. I am 6'2" and 190lbs and was looking at the 7'2" Seaxe for this role but can't find much info on the Seaxe and particularly the smaller version. Any thoughts on how it will perform on lumpy swell?

  • #2
    I ended up buying the 7'2" and it has replaced my TT Evo as my go to board. The Seaxe at 7'2" is super fast on the paddling and very easy and predictable on takeoff. It surfs really well in 1-2' as a quad (medium siize EA Blackstix) and for larger waves I switch to a 7" CFS2 fin and small sidebites. This setup is slightly slower to paddle and to swing the board around in the lineup but on bigger waves it makes the board track superbly. The rails are remarkably thin for the size of the board, much thinner than on my 6' SF and really holds well in turns. Same magic there as the Chumlee, with thin rails holdimg the board through wide turns like you are on rails.

    I have taken the Seaxe out in 5'-7' onshore and it was magical. You can paddle into the flat waveface without oroblems and the extended waterline provides a lot of primary stability on the choppy faces. Duck diving is a breeze too even with 47l of volume as the volume is spread evenly it is easy to get the nose under and to follow the board as you dive.


    • #3
      I did the same thing. The Seaxe has been a great board for bigger waves.

      I bought the 7'2" also and have found it perfect for the purpose I intended. I needed a board for a big rivermouth break we have that doesn't really suit shortboards as the takeoff zone can be enormous and you need to be able to cover large distances quickly in order to get the best ones. So, the Seaxe has become my go to board for that one particular wave and it never fails to impress.

      I have a dozen boards in my Quiver at the moment, I kind of have one for each reef. Top three are 1. Evo 2. Omni 3. Seaxe. I'm going to have to buy a Chumlee this season, after getting to know the Seaxe, I'm impressed by Dans shaping...


      • #4
        I just ordered a 7'6 Seaxe but with totally different intentions. I'm 5'8 150lbs. Normally, I surf a 5.1 baked, 5.4 potatonator, 5.6 dom/spit, 5.8 holy Toledo. And as of late, I have been riding a 5'4 channel island pod mod as a 2 +1 which has been working insane. On days I need to get in early cuz it's either too small, walled out, or too fat, I have been riding an 8' wavestorm. Fun but not what I call surfing, I can't turn it. Bottom turns are near impossible. In order to change that, I bought the 7'6 Seaxe as my mid-length / longboard. I'm hoping I can turn it and add a tad bit more surfing to it comparing it to the wavestorm that is.

        Now that i'm reading what you guys got it for, I'm concerend that I may have made the wrong choice. My board is being delivered next week. Does this thing have a lot of rocker? I thought it looked relatively flat which is why I went with it.

        I guess i'll find out in a week.