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.


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


  • 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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    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.

    A Almond Surfboards Customer
    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 .

    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!

    Almond Surfboards

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

    Devon H.
    United States United States
    Beautiful Board

    Our experience was really great. The shop was very accommodating, and the employees were fantastic. We tried out the board the day we got it and it’s one of the best board I’ve used.

    Almond Surfboards Sano Special Review
    Solid solid board

    After getting my gf her first board from Almond (living vicariously) I managed to snag one of my own: a used 9'6" sano special. This thing is amazing to ride all around san Clemente and beyond: paddles like a dream at Old Mans, noserides all over Trails, and eats any longboard wave you throw at it. Great to walk, carve, and just plain fun in the water. Flatter rocker makes it feel a little less forgiving but you'll catch a ton of waves and have a rad time surfing them. A+++ my go to board down here now