The Chop Stick is the top selling softboard in the Softlite range and is the perfect addition (or starting point) to your quiver. This board will help you surf more often, catch more waves and have a lot of fun!
For Beginner Surfers
The Chop Stick is the ultimate first surfboard, utilising a Mini Mal template ensuring it's easy to paddle, so you'll catch plenty of waves. It's extremely stable once you're up and riding, helping you to develop your surfing style quickly.
But no one wants to a beginner forever, right? So the Chop Stick has been designed with progression in mind. It's not too thick and bulky, so once you start to improve it will allow you to move on to doing more advanced turns and manoeuvrers.
We would recommend this 7'6" size for beginner riders weighing 65-75kg, although if you are an experienced surfer of any weight, you'd be able to use this to get your wave count up on the smaller days. Having one of these in your quiver is a surefire way to ensure there is no waves too small or too crowded, so you'll be surfing more than ever!
For Experienced Riders
Well, we can't create waves, but we reckon the Chop Stick will do a pretty good job of getting you in the water when you normally might turn around and head home (and its always worth it, right?!)
The extra paddle power will greatly increase your wave count once you're out there too but that may lose you some friends in the line-up!
On top of that, the Chop Stick was designed with more refined rails and not too thick like a lot of other beginner softboards out there, so you can still rip them through a few turns if the opportunity arises!
*Please note: Leash is not included
*Fin boxes are compatible with Dual Tab fins system alike
|Chop Stick 6'0||6'0" X 20 5/8" X 3" (45L)||Beginner Riders up to 45kg, Advanced Surfers up to 90kg|
|Chop Stick 6'6||6'6"X 21 1/4" X 3 1/8" (50L)||Beginner Riders up to 55kg, Advanced Surfers of all sizes|
|Chop Stick 7'0||7'0" X 21 1/4" X 3 1/8" (54L)||Beginner Riders 55-65kg, Advanced Surfers of all sizes|
|Chop Stick 7'6||7'6" X 21 5/8" X 2 3/4" (59L)||Beginner Riders 65-75kg, Advanced Surfers of all sizes|
|Chop Stick 8'0||8'0" X 22 5/8" X 3 1/8" (70L)||Beginner Riders 75 - 90kg, Advanced Surfers of all size|
|Chop Stick 9'0||9'0 X 23 5/8" X 3 5/8" (90L)||Beginner Riders 90+kg, Advanced Surfers of all sizes|
Sizing Tips - It's best to use a little discretion here. Kids, who are often a bit more agile, or people with a bit of previous ocean experience are generally best suited to the higher end of the recommended weight scale. Adults or absolute beginners are probably best suited toward the lower end of the weight scale.
For 7-10 years old kids learners, we usually recommend the 6'6 Chop Stick.
For adult beginners, the height of the rider should also be taken into consideration, if over 6'2 tall, we would recommend an 8ft Chop Stick for example.