JollyGreen wrote:Aside from raceboards, what's the best surfboard for getting upwind? I have an underground twintip 148x46cm and I think it can go upwind better than most surfboards even in the lightest winds. I want to ride some small waves and mostly practice carves, toeside, and transitions with some small wave riding. Looking for a general idea of what to look for so I can go hunt around the surfboard shops here and try and find something that might work.
Just curious: Is it because you want to replace your 148x46, you ask for "the best for going upwind" ?
As this is typically also the worst regarding carving and waves and chop...
If you plan to keep the 148x46 for light wind, you could use the surfboard for "different fun", and you could go with an allround surfboard (they are never too rockered) - just like most riders do.
And if you sometimes plan to use it when REALLY windy (if it gets windy in your region ?), you will be much better off this way IMO
If it is to replace your TT for light wind fun - then yes, you could go for a really good lightwind and upwind board, but not as wavelike.