Noel's "2023 Favorite Finds" Surf Gear Must Haves


Chemistry Surfboards "The 23" - Surfboard Review by Noel Salas

In this episode, Noel Salas, steps onto “The 23” by Chemistry Surfboards. Former Professional Surfer, Shaper and Owner of Chemistry Surfboards, Jason Bennett, describes exactly what to expect from this performance hybrid. It’s intended to perform in head high and above surf through below waist-level surf. The outline is that of a standard short board with automatic take off and speed.

The diamond tail surfs shorter, so it fits into the pocket no problem. The belly channels give the board a little “boost” of energy. Noel agrees and says the parallel outline didn’t sacrifice his top-to-bottom surfing, and the rocker and diamond tail made punchy surf super easy and fun.

What makes this board super unique is its all-in-one cluster fin set up. Watch the entire video to see Noel’s favorite construction and the fins he chose and why… Enjoy!


Noel's Height 5'9" & weight 172 lbs
Asa's Height 5'10" & weight 165 lbs
Board DIMS: 5'6" x 19 x 2 5/16 (26L)

Jason Bennett Height 5'8" & weight 185 lbs
Board DIMS: 5'8" x 19 3/4 x 2 1/2 (31L)

Where to Buy Boards:
Chemistry Surfboards

Where to Buy Fins:
Surf 'n Show

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NEW! Lightning Series Prepreg Carbon Fins

Rusty "Deuce" Surfboard Review with Ian from Wooly TV

In this episode Ian from Wooly TV gets a custom Rusty PU/Poly "Deuce" and puts it through the paces in West Australia.

Noel mentions in this review that he wanted a third party unbiased review on the Deuce model he designed with Rusty, so he reached out to Ian from. Wooly TV. Ian has his on You Tube channel called Wooly TV where he regularly reviews surfboards from some of the largest surfboard brands.

Ian brings his A Game to shred the Deuce in chest high to overhead waves. Ian likes the performance of the Deuce on his forehand and backhand, and notices that he can push hard on his rails through turns. He also mentions that surfing backside on most twin fins can be difficult..... however on the Deuce he feels like he can push through his turns similar to a Thruster off the bottom and still have the release of a Twin Fin.

Ian says the Deuce offers excellent hold and drive through turns and it's very fast down the line. He liked the Deuce in 2-6'+ surf and mentions that it could easily replace a High Performance Short Board with its ability to perform in the pocket in waves that have push.

Ian surfed the EN Twin Fins by Future for the entire review. He said the EN Twin Fin template is a little bigger and they offered plenty of hold and drive. The last thing he mentions is the Deuce did not grovel well in small mushy waves but he loved it in waves with steeper sections or flatter waves that have push.

Ian's Height 6'1" (187cm) & Weight 195 lb (89kg)
Ian's Board DIMS: 6'1" x 20 x 2.48 (34L)

Where to Buy Boards:
Rusty USA
Rusty Australia
Rusty Deuce Dark Arts
Rusty Deuce XTR10

Where to Buy Noel's HP Twin Fins:

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VIP Session

Video Coaching

Have you ever seen yourself surf on video before? Ever wonder if you’re riding the right board? How about your fins… do they even matter? Can a couple minor changes in your technique get you to the next level in your surfing? 

My brother Aarron and I would like to invite you to experience a VIP session with us. 
Come spend 2 hours getting the VIP treatment as we dial in your boards, fins, and surf technique.

Aarron will capture your waves on video, and I will be in the water with you working on surf technique and dissecting your surf equipment. After the session is over, I will take the captured video and break down technique and equipment adjustments as needed. 

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