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.