I’ve been riding the C4 Waterman 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboard for about 2 or 3 weeks now. I think I have about 15 hours on the 10′6″ for now and 6 hours on the 10′ stand up board. At 210 lbs on a good day, the 10′ board is a bit more challenging to balance on than the 10′6″ which I’m very comfortable on. The 10′ board surfs way better than anything I’ve tried so far so it’s been worth the extra effort to get the balance right. I paddled the 10′ today in 20+mph winds. Basically, paddling any size stand up paddle board is hard in winds over 15 mph. I was very pleased today in that I was able to balance on the 10′ C4 board and was fairly comfortable. I think with another 5 hours or so more of time on the 10′ board in the water I’ll be really comfortable and will have a much easier time surfing. We’ll see.
I made a short video with the C4 Waterman 10′ and 10′6″ stand up paddle surfboards along with the Surftech Laird 12′1″ stand up paddle board for reference.
Here’s the video.
Comparison Between C4 Waterman Boardworks 10’ and 10’6
Evan Leong: We’re going to do a comparison of the three boards that I have right here with me right now. This red one over here, that one over there, that’s the Laird. 12”1 long by 31 inches wide by 4 and ¾ I believe. If you look at all these boards, you can see the difference in size. The one in the middle, this one right here, this is a C4 Waterman 10”6 board and this one right here is the C4 Waterman 10-foot board. I wish I can get wider shots of this, but maybe back here. It actually almost looks like the 10-foot board is bigger than the 11-foot board but it’s not. If we look at the middle one right here, the 10”6. This board is 10 foot six inches long, 28 ½ inches wide and I believe four inches thick, and then the 10-footer is 10 feet long by 28 wide by maybe four, no three and 7/8, I think. But check this out, if you look at in comparison to the Laird, look at the difference in size of these things. I mean, Laird is just so darn big. Maybe you can see it from this kind of an angle. Check it out. That looks better, this aspect ratio. See how much bigger the Laird is than the other ones. Anyways, if you look at the Laird though, I changed the fin. I changed it to this Farberow Flexy Fin right here. Let’s go under and look at it. See this one, it says Josh Farberow, it’s actually upside down. Let me try and lift it up. 9 and ½ inch fin but if you look at the tip right here, the tip is actually flexible so that it allows the board to get up on the rail because you want to bury this rail, right? Let’s check it out. Let’s check out what the outlines of the board look like. This is of the Laird.
Evan Leong: Kind of cool. The Laird is a decent outline. Now people always ask what this is. I don’t know Pono Bill stuck on this. I bought this from Pono Bill – stuck this thing up in the front, I don’t know what it’s for. Maybe for paddle or something but my son likes to grab on to it so it’s good for him. Let’s check out the C4. See that? Kind of nice, huh? And if you loko at the C4, you got three fins on it, right? The two side-biters and the one middle fin. I think C4 also has a concave on it. I don’t know if you can see it so much but I think there’s some concave toward the back. It has this cool, I guess you call it diamond tail or what, I’m not totally sure. And this is the smaller one, the 10-footer. The 10-footer is pretty much the same thing; it’s just smaller, I think. So if you look at it, saying 2 plus one fin setup. This is a cool piece, this tail pad right here, which is right above the fins. Ok, here’s the other thing. This thing right here, you can attach your paddle to this. See there’s a leaf plug right in here, and there’s another one right over there. You can attach the paddle – put the paddle in here and it becomes a handle but this velcro is not the best, you might want to change that out if you’re going to do that. Or it’s good to just get it out of the way. You can put the paddle there and carry it on head. Anyways, that’s the board that I’m looking at.
Evan Leong: I changed the boards around so you can see the bottoms now. See you what it looks like. Laird is on the bottom, C4 10’6 is in the middle, C4 10’0 is on the far side. Let’s take a closer look. This is the Farberow fin that I was talking about right here. If you look at it, see that fin? So you can see kind of a sharp edge on the rail, and this baby is a big big board. Let’s go to this one. See the three-fin setup. I got my leash around it, didn’t feel like taking it out, just left it on. and also this one…
Comparison between C4 Waterman Boardworks 10' and 10'6 [6:48m]: Download