T. Patterson Spud Review

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What the T. Patterson site says about the Spud:

‘The Spud’s design has been proven to be one of the most responsive and forgiving boards in our entire line up.Wide point pushed forward for more paddling power, getting you into waves earlier and faster. The tail is pulled in so you can still snap fast tight turns on any part of the wave no matter how fast you’re going. Single concave bottom fading flat off the tail. Medium rail and medium low rocker. Recommended with a squash, swallow or round tail. Works as a tri fin or quad.’

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21.8 - 39.2 LVolume
2-8ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“One of the best selling models in the T.Patterson range and rightfully so. The Spud is a true all-rounder/one board quiver. Single concave to flat out the back, medium to high entry rocker with flip out the tail and wide point under your chest, allows you to get into waves early, carry speed through flats and snap in the pocket.

As a true all-rounder, the Spud will be your go-to board for 90% of the days with waves. Handling anything from knee high to a little over head, this board has all the characteristics you need out of an everyday board and more. Hop on and feel right at home no matter if you are intermediate or expert in your surfing ability.” – Boardcave

“Patterson and Metz have brought my kid along just right. Started with the Spud, then into the Scorpion and now the Pat O.” – Matt Belden on Facebook

“Rounded squash tail performance groveler.

The SPUD is fun for all smaller days. You wanna ride it about 2″-3″ shorter and about 1/2″ wider than your standard shortboard. The width point is further up the board keeping more foam under your chest allowing for an easier and faster paddle. We pulled in the tail for a faster and more responsive feel in and out of your turns. Perfect for blow tails, power turns, airs revers…etc. Works well as a rounded squash, swallow or pin tail.” – Surf Tangents

“Epic small wave board. Wider width under chest and through nose for easy paddling. Pulled in tail for heavy shredding.” – swell.com

Size chart:

Width can go 1/4” wider or narrow. Thickness can go 1/16” thicker or thinner.

5.4 x 18.65 x 2.13 V= 21.8 L
5.5 x 18.75 x 2.18 V= 22.7 L
5.6 x 18.88 x 2.20 V= 23.5 L
5.7 x 19 x 2.25 V= 24.4 L
5.8 x 19.13 x 2.28 V= 25.3 L
5.9 x 19.25 x 2.32 V= 26.2 L
5.10 x 19.38 x 2.38 V= 27.4 L
5.11 x 19.50 x 2.42 V= 28.4 L
6.0 x 19.65 x 2.50 V= 29.9 L
6.1 x 19.75 x 2.53 V= 30.8 L
6.2 x 19.88 x 2.58 V= 32 L
6.3 x 20 x 2.62 V= 33.2 L
6.4 x 20.13 x 2.65 V= 34.1 L
6.5 x 20.25 x 2.68 V= 35 L
6.6 x 20.38 x 2.75 V= 36.5 L
6.7 x 20.50 x 2.80 V= 37.9 L
6.8 x 20.65 x 2.85 V= 39.2 L

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