We’ve compiled a list to help you find the best surfboard for hurricane season on the east coast. It’s every surfer on the East Coast’s favorite time of year. September is known for its world-class swells and warm water temperatures. For the most part, tourists go home and leave the locals to enjoy less-crowded waves. This is the time of year to leave the grovelers at home and break out the high-performance boards. If you’re looking to get barreled (and we hope you are) it’s time to consider adding a barrel specific board to your quiver.
Best Surfboard for Hurricane Season Barrels: The Vinny
The Vinny is a fan favorite, especially for east coast beach break barrels. It’s an everyday shortboard with a slightly fuller nose outline and gradual rocker that offers that little extra glide that helps get into big waves early. The result is a board that has all the paddling power of a gun. Plus, with the performance of your favorite shortboard. This board is great for steep, hollow breaks. Basically take this thing anywhere it’s hucking.
Best Surfboard for High-Performance Waves: The Stealth Fish
One of our newest boards, the Stealth Fish will help you fly past any crowds that might pop up on the smaller days of a good swell. This is for those days when the waves are lining up perfectly and you don’t want to miss a section. The high-speed tail flies through sections but responds like a regular shortboard. The gradual rocker also helps with speed and paddling. The thinned-out swallow tail allows for a lot more drive and tight release than the standard fish. Can be setup as a twin or a quad.
Best Hurricane Season One-Board Quiver: The Go2
While we’ll always encourage you to buy more boards, we know that it’s not an option for everyone. If you only can add one board to your quiver this year, pick one that can handle anything the ocean throws your way. The Go2 was designed to excel in a wide range of conditions. The balanced outline lends itself to easy entries, tight turns, and smooth recoveries. Goes great in anything from knee high to well overhead.