Sano Special

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The Sano Special is designed specifically for soft, log-friendly waves like San Onofre. Extremely stable from the nose, and extra curve in the tail, for a more favorable turning radius.

Catches waves like a dream and exceptional glide—even in the smallest, weakest surf. Great for building confidence on the nose.

Effortless Paddle on 9'9 Sano Special from Almond Surfboards on Vimeo.

RECOMMENDED BETWEEN:

  • 9’4 and 10’ long
  • 18.5" nose
  • 15.6" tail

DIMS + VOLUMES:

  • 9’2”   22 7/8  by 3"
  • 9’4”   23        by 3"
  • 9’6”   23 1/8  by 3.06"
  • 9’8”   23 1/4  by 3.12"
  • 10’    23 1/2   by 3.27 "


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    09/03/2021
    Bernardo S.
    United States United States
    The perfect board!

    I drove 14+ hours by myself last Saturday just to get my 9'4" Sano Special. Last few days were as flat as a pancake here in Santa Cruz, but today some waves finally came through. I took the board out for a quick lunch sesh, and wow, what an incredible 'first date' it was. First of all, the board is a piece of art. It's so beautiful I was first even a bit sad to put wax on it. As I was walking to beach, a fellow on a bicycle kept staring at the board he almost hit a tree. Seriously. Already in the water, navigating the curious and envious looks of the people in the lineup, I caught the first wave I paddled for with so much ease that I was like, wow this thing is gonna make me very happy. First wave I was already on the nose, cruising...I can't wait to get it out again next week when there's more swell! It's so easy to paddle, it turns to so well and it super stable for nose riding. I lost the count of how many waves I caught today in just 30-40minutes... Thank you so much Almond for making this wonderful board. I'll call it the Orange Clockwork.

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    07/21/2021
    Brian
    United States United States
    When It's Firing at Sano

    I love my Sano Special for Sano waves that have a little more size and juice. It truly excels in open faced waves; I appreciate the trim and glide way more on this board compared to my Walks On Water. Combined with the Pin fin, the board loves wider, sweeping turns so the board shines when the wave has a shoulder. I grab this board when it's 3-5ft at Sano. Perfect conditions for this board and I always kickout of each wave grinning from ear to ear.

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    07/21/2021
    Brian
    Trim and Glide Machine

    I love my Sano Special for Sano waves that have a little more size and juice. It truly excels in open faced waves; I appreciate the trim and glide way more on this board compared to my Walks On Water. Combined with the Pin fin, the board loves wider, sweeping turns so the board shines when the wave has a shoulder. I grab this board when it's 3-5ft at Sano. Perfect conditions for this board and I always kickout of each wave grinning from ear to ear.

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    07/21/2021
    Nat
    United States United States
    My Go-To Board!

    I LOVE my 9’ 6” Sano. I’ve also tried a 9’ 4” Lumberjack along with some other brands of longboards and the Sano is my favorite by far. It has a super classic feel, lots of volume and is just very cruis-y, balanced and fun. I have a pivot fin in mine and it is .

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    07/21/2021
    Shane H.
    United States United States
    10 foot Oil Tanker

    My wife designed a custom 10’0 Sano Special around five years back for my local east coast beach break. This board can handle anything you through at it. It’s we’ll glassed, has such precise concave detail in the nose bottom that you can feel working for you in the stability department. I highly recommend this shape!

    07/21/2021
    Almond Surfboards

    Thanks Shane! So glad the Sano Special is treating you well.