Paddled out at low tide and headed to Yellow House hoping for a few small zippers. Took the Angulo 10' proto-noserider, in hopes of bagging some long nose rides on small walls. The board works unreal. Very stable, easy to ride, turns hard off the tail and floats across sections while perched on the tip. Yellow House waves were wrapping hard and pushing the rider back into the cliff and kelp bed, so I headed to Sarges pretty quick for the remainder of the two hour session.
Caught a ton of waves all alone, riding inside. Everyone was sitting way too far outside, and I picked off a lot of inside waves inside the main point. Take-offs were steep, the board handled it well, and while there were some walls to nose ride, most waves were mushing out inside. Bigger waves would close out and the 10-foot custom would glide underneath the sections smoothly and without incident. The big, high volume fin works great for nose riding, and did not impede the looseness of the board, but it was a major kelp catcher in the small surf. A little more size would help things and lift the board over the veggie tentacles.
Bottom line on the custom noserider: I want one.