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Surfboard Review - by Noel Salas




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Stamps "Habanero" - Review by Noel Salas

The Habanero by Stamps surfboards is a one board quiver!

I ordered two custom boards from Tim in my Small Wave Performance board dimensions for 1-4’ surf. Both boards have the same dimensions but one is PU and the other is EPS with a unique carbon layup.

My first session the waves were 3-5’ and the EPS Habanero did NOT disappoint. Good paddler, solid off the bottom, great down the line speed, smooth rail to rail transitions, and great projection through maneuvers.

As the waves dropped to 1-3’ both boards continued to perform well as a Thruster and Quad. I expected the EPS to go well in the smaller surf but I had doubts concerning the PU performing well due to it being a little heavier. To my surprise the PU was spicy as a Quad offering great projection and pop from turn to turn with a good set of Speed Generating fins.

The Habanero is a “Favorite” of mine for 2019 and I highly recommend it as a 1 board quiver in 1-6’ surf. This model best suits intermediate to pro level surfers looking for high performance surfing in a variety of wave conditions and sizes. More

Board DIMS PU & EPS:
5’6” x 19 x 2.31 Liters 25.6

My Height: 5’9”
My weight: 160 lbs or 72.57 kg

EPS Board Weight: 4.90 lbs
PU Board Weight: 5.60 lbs

Recommended Fins:
Futures (Thruster) Legacy R6 – R8 Honeycomb or Beta 2.0 Vapor Core Prototype
Futures (Quad) Medium Stretch Speed Generating Fins or HS1 Generation

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