What the Pyzel website says about the Sure Thing:
‘The Sure Thing is designed to give you a great blend of Performance and Fun all wrapped up in a full-figured, yet streamlined board that will glide through the weakest surf and still feel snappy and crisp in good surf.
It has a wide, full outline with a subtle double-bump squash reminiscent of a mid 80’s shortboard. The nose is full, but not overly so, giving the advantage of lift and drive, while still keeping plenty of curve in the outline. The rocker matches the outline, medium/low all the way through and the bottom has plenty of single concave (more lift and easy speed) running into a gentle Vee off the tail. We put a pair of “Gas Pedal” channels in between the fins in the last 9” of the tail to add projection and drive while keeping the turning radius tight and easy.
The board has a bit of extra foam under the chest, but we made sure to keep the rail thickness moderate for sensitivity and quick reaction time. The Sure Thing crosses the line between Performance and Fun and actually inspired our new board category “Funformance”- for surfers who want to push their surfing, but also like a little extra to help them out when the surf sucks. This board will not let you down in smaller, weaker waves, but is also super fun on the good days, in good surf too.
Depending on your surfing ability I suggest you ride it 3-5 inches under your “good” wave shortboard, and about 5/8” to 3/4” wider, and 1/16” to 1/8” thicker and with about 1-2 liters more volume.’
What people are saying about it:
“The combo of the moderate tail rocker and channels allow beyond vertical turns and extra turbo boost off the bottom. The channels help with that boost and also with adding a touch more rocker when you’re standing all the way against the ramp on the tailpad. The Sure Thing has a number of “gears” depending on where you’re standing on the board. When your back foot is on the front of the pad, the board is significantly wider giving you more to push against to generate speed. Mid way back on the pad, you drop a wing and maneuverability increases. All the way back engages the added tail rocker in the channel, giving you even more turning ability and a boost of speed as you push off the bottom. This board loves curvy waves, they don’t need to be big, they can actually be pretty tiny. Combine that curve with the Sure Thing and the board opens up and thrives.” – REAL Water Sports
“The Sure Thing by Pyzel Surfboards is a performance board that will increase your wave count in everyday conditions. With extra forward volume combined with a double bump tail – this board gets you going in smaller conditions. The single concave bottom into a vee in the tail with channels between the fins ensures you get plenty of projection and drive.” – Boardcave
Here are videos of the Pyzel Sure Thing:
And here are pictures we found on Instagram:
Do you own a Pyzel Sure Thing? How does it perform in the water?
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