Hobie Circa 71 Twin Review

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What the Hobie site says about the Circa 71 Twin:

‘A design that needs no introduction, the Fish is a simple yet versatile surfboard. Its parallel outline and twin keels deliver enjoyment in even the sloppiest of wave conditions. First and foremost, credit must be given to San Diego’s surfing hierarchy for this innovative concept. Originally designed by La Jolla kneeboarder, Steve Lis, and surfed in the Sunset Cliffs area. The Fish grew in popularity with the surfing of Hawaiian, David Nuuhiwa, one of the sport’s most stylish goofy foots. With this outline and its wide base keeled fins, the fish is lightning fast. A limited amount of drag allows the rider to push around sections and carve arching turns. Its rocker is flatter than most contemporary boards, thus allowing for greater wave catching ability and control in smaller surf. The Hobie Circa 71 is the perfect stepping stone into the world of alternative style.’

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1-6ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“Performance: Fast & responsive, Generates speed in smaller waves with ease. Best Wave Height: 6’ & under Wave Type: Point Break, Reef Break (mellow or steep), Beach Break Stringers: single Glass: 6oz. & 4oz. Fins: glass on keel fins.” – SurfScience.com

“Super fun groveler board if properly sized. Good for both beach and point break. Make sure you ride this one small (well under 6’0). I initially had this model in a 5″10 which I thought was clunky and now ride a 5″6 that I find to be a much better board. Both boards were shaped by my friend Terry Martin.” – Churchsurfer on SurfScience.com

“Solid fish.” – Jake on SurfScience.com

“Catches waves easily and responds well when navigating the face. Works best in clean waves 3-6 ft.” – John on SurfScience.com

“Very nice!!” – brcastile on Instagram

“Need one 👊🏻✨” – cameronvodegel on Instagram

Dimensions:

Length: 7′-8’6″
Width: 21 3/4″
Thickness: 2 7/8″
Nose: 17 1/2″
Tail: 14″

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