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gonracn
07-30-2012, 05:25 PM
I have a 9yr old that wants to surf very badly!!!! My wife and I are beginners and have an Inland Squirt. We feel that this is too big for her, but can not find a board in a kid size.

I am checking websites now, but was wondering what everyone else has done and is doing. Also, anyone have one for sale?

Thanks for the iput and help. Her Birthday is in 2 weeks and I really want to be Dad of the year!!!

mnpracing
07-30-2012, 05:37 PM
For the kids (13, 10, and eight), we have a Phase 5 Scamp and Phase 5 Icon. All three use the Scamp, and the older 2 use the Icon. I also use the Icon as the upper weight limit is 165. We generally use them with the 2" fin. Both come standard with a 1" fin. The Scamp is around $225, and the Icon is about $475. Both of these are skim-style boards. They also play around on a Grindwater V-star surf-style board.

04OUTBACK
07-30-2012, 07:05 PM
look for an Obrein Jimmy Jam for da Utes. its a cheap starter for kids

jmvotto
07-30-2012, 07:21 PM
Jimmy jam is like 100 bucks doubles as a strapless kneeboarding..

We have a phase five icon for the kids , I unfortunately would be a constant submarine on it... Lol

wolfeman131
07-30-2012, 07:45 PM
Hands down, best grom board out there for the $$ are the ones from Lakewakes.

kaneboats
07-31-2012, 11:31 AM
Second the Lakewakes!

Stazi
07-31-2012, 11:53 AM
Hands down, best grom board out there for the $$ are the ones from Lakewakes.
$700 for a wakesurf board? Jesus!

wolfeman131
07-31-2012, 12:04 PM
$700 for a wakesurf board? Jesus!

not for the kids/grom board. It's $425/$450 depending on the size you want/need.

http://www.lakewakes.com/grom-44-and-50/cat_30.html

I think that is still the most affordable hand-shaped, surf-style grom on the market. The Shred Stixx and TWP are $599. A Phase 5 Scamp can be had for around $250, but it's a production, skim board.

Most of the adult boards from the major manufacturers are priced at that level now:

Inland Surfer
http://store.inlandsurfer.com/products/category/12714.0.1.1.1017443.0.0.0.0

Shred Stixx
http://shredstixx.com/boards/

Phase 5
http://phase5boards.com/boards/