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Noa Deane’s Gold Coast Quiver

You can’t build a house if you don’t have the right tools. But who wants to build houses when you could just be surfing all day anyway? Gold Coast native Noa Deane definitely prefers the latter, but the previous (albeit terrible) tools metaphor does hold some validity. Because when you’re surfing as much as he is, you have a pretty well-refined idea of what works under your feet, and what doesn’t. We caught up with Noa recently and he filled us in on three boards that he favors at home, and why each one suits a certain niche of his surfing. So check the boards above and dive in to Noa’s breakdown of each one below.

Noa Deane
21 years old // Gold Coast, Australia
6’1” , 176 lbs.

Board 1
Use: When it’s firing
Shaper/model: Wayne Dean/Cheese
Dimensions: 6’0” x 19” x 2”1/4”
Volume: 27
Board material: PU
Fin setup/model: Thruster/Dane medium

Where do you surf this board? Snapper and Straddie. Those are my two favorite waves around here. What makes this board work well when it’s firing? It’s a pretty hi-fi board, I guess. It’s not too thick, has hard edges and goes fast. Any other reasons you picked this board? It has a SLAYER spray.

noaquiverPhoto: Andrew Shield

Board 2
Use: Day-to-day
Shaper/model: Rusty/Sista brother
Dimensions: 5’10” x 19” x 2 1/4”
Volume: 27 or 28 L
Board material: Normal
Fin setup/model: Thruster/Futures/Dane Reynolds medium

Where do you ride this board? Mostly Snapper, or down toward Cabarita. What characteristics make this a good day-to-day board? It’s a pretty flat board so it goes fast all the time. Also, it’s a pretty standard bottom so it’s easy to surf anywhere. Any other reasons you picked this board? Rusty gave me a lot so I always ride them!

Board 3
Use: When it’s tiny
Shaper/model: LSD/Twin-fin fish thing
Dimensions: 5’4” x 19” x 2 1/4”
Volume: Not sure
Board material: Normal
Fin setup/model: Twin fin/Gold Captain Fun keels

Where do you surf this board? This board is good for small Snapper, back Fingal and the backwash at Froggies. What characteristics make this a good board when it’s small? It’s really flat and fast, but not so chunky that you can’t do airs. Any other reasons you picked this board? I’ve had it for a few years and it’s really reliable. It’s saved me on many trips