Channel Islands "Fever" Srfboard Review by Noel Salas EP. 23

Click to buy: SURF STATION - https://www.surfstationstore.com/collections/channel-islands-surfboards/products/channel-islands-fever-surfboard No obligation, but these links & ads help support the site and keeps the reviews coming! If you decide to buy somewhere else or would like to support the show, please donate at https://www.paypal.me/surfnshow This video is about Channel Islands "Fever" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas EP. 23 The Fever is a new signature High Performance Shortboard by pro surfer Pat Gudauskas and shaper Mike Andrews. Noel Salas gets two custom boards one in his Groveler DIMS and the other in his High Performance DIMS. The 5'7" has incredible speed in 2-3 foot surf. On paper the Fever would seem to have to much overall rocker to be a good Groveler but to Noel's surprise it is his new favorite CI board to date in 2-3 and 4-6 foot surf. Fin selection is always important for small waves and the Blackstix F8 3.0 by Futures Fins was his fin of choice. The 5'9" High Performance Short Board goes mental too says Salas. This board has the FCSII fin system and the signature Mick Fanning fins were his fin of choice. This is what Channel Islands Surfboards has to stay about the Fever. The Fever has its roots in Al Merrick’s trusted and proven high performance short board designs. The goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Patrick Gudauskas was to create a more accessible tour level performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would “instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity.” Borrowing Pat’s favorite elements of the Proton, Rookie and MBM, and combining them with a subtle single concave and lower rocker resulted in a board with a huge sweet spot. With a slightly more parallel outline and forgiving rocker the Fever has proven to be an all-around design that excels in a wide range of conditions and wave types. The Fever also has responded really well to the FlexBar Technology- “ I think because it’s such a fast board, the Flexbar technology gives it extra pop and flair and is a nice compliment to the relatively simple outline”. The Fever in the words of Patrick Gudauskas: Overview: The Fever was born from a desire for an all-around performance board based on elements I love, Speed, Drive, and Flair. My Goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Channel Islands was to create a surfboard that I could surf in almost any conditions and have a hell of a good time on it. I wanted a more accessible Tour Performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity. Conditions: I like to surf my Fever in anything from 2-3 foot softer California style beach break and point break waves, to 6ft+ World Tour style waves, like Snapper, J Bay, Bells, Lowers, Haleiwa, and Backdoor. I prefer to ride it just above my groveler/small wave board, and all the way until I need a step-up or round tail surfboard.

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Click to buy: SURF STATION - https://www.surfstationstore.com/collections/channel-islands-surfboards/products/channel-islands-fever-surfboard No obligation, but these links & ads help support the site and keeps the reviews coming! If you decide to buy somewhere else or would like to support the show, please donate at https://www.paypal.me/surfnshow This video is about Channel Islands "Fever" Surfboard Review by Noel Salas EP. 23 The Fever is a new signature High Performance Shortboard by pro surfer Pat Gudauskas and shaper Mike Andrews. Noel Salas gets two custom boards one in his Groveler DIMS and the other in his High Performance DIMS. The 5'7" has incredible speed in 2-3 foot surf. On paper the Fever would seem to have to much overall rocker to be a good Groveler but to Noel's surprise it is his new favorite CI board to date in 2-3 and 4-6 foot surf. Fin selection is always important for small waves and the Blackstix F8 3.0 by Futures Fins was his fin of choice. The 5'9" High Performance Short Board goes mental too says Salas. This board has the FCSII fin system and the signature Mick Fanning fins were his fin of choice. This is what Channel Islands Surfboards has to stay about the Fever. The Fever has its roots in Al Merrick’s trusted and proven high performance short board designs. The goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Patrick Gudauskas was to create a more accessible tour level performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would “instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity.” Borrowing Pat’s favorite elements of the Proton, Rookie and MBM, and combining them with a subtle single concave and lower rocker resulted in a board with a huge sweet spot. With a slightly more parallel outline and forgiving rocker the Fever has proven to be an all-around design that excels in a wide range of conditions and wave types. The Fever also has responded really well to the FlexBar Technology- “ I think because it’s such a fast board, the Flexbar technology gives it extra pop and flair and is a nice compliment to the relatively simple outline”. The Fever in the words of Patrick Gudauskas: Overview: The Fever was born from a desire for an all-around performance board based on elements I love, Speed, Drive, and Flair. My Goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Channel Islands was to create a surfboard that I could surf in almost any conditions and have a hell of a good time on it. I wanted a more accessible Tour Performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity. Conditions: I like to surf my Fever in anything from 2-3 foot softer California style beach break and point break waves, to 6ft+ World Tour style waves, like Snapper, J Bay, Bells, Lowers, Haleiwa, and Backdoor. I prefer to ride it just above my groveler/small wave board, and all the way until I need a step-up or round tail surfboard.

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patrick boyles
patrick boyles - 1 year ago
Hey Noel, thanks for another great review. I am considering ordering a custom CI board for everyday beach breaks in socal. Mostly surfing el porto in the 2-7 foot range and I am 5'9 and 165 lbs. If you were to pick one CI board to surf year round in avg socal waves, which model would you go with? Thanks!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
patrick boyles Fever for sure
Ronny439
Ronny439 - 1 year ago
Hey mate,
What would you recommend between the fever and Air 17x for everyday waves 2-4foot?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
Ronny439 Custom Fever in Spinetek for me. Air17X is mental too... but Fever goes good in 2-4’ surf for a HPSB. Just gotta go custom and get it shorter, wider, and s little thicker.
captainkoz
captainkoz - 1 year ago
Frk or fever?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
captainkoz Fever
daniel Castillo
daniel Castillo - 1 year ago
Hey Noel
hows the rails on the fever?
Danny
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
daniel Castillo Medium... not too thick and not pinched. Fever is amazing....
101unz
101unz - 1 year ago
Hi Noel,

Do you think these dims will work for 3-7 foot?
6'1 x 20 x 2 11/16 @ 34.4 litres? Waves will be mixed Beachies point break.. I ride stock 5'11 sampler as small wave board..
I don't like boards too long as I'm about 510 and have a pretty narrow stance..

Another option is a standard og flyer 6'1
Cheers
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
101unz I like the Fever better compared to The OG. Your dims look good to me.
Carlos Ramos
Carlos Ramos - 1 year ago
Hi Noel, you recently recommended I try a fever. I’m about to order one custom through surf station but want to get your input first. I want it for the 3-5’ range. Dims would be 5’9, 19, 2 5/16, 26.7 liters. I’m debating between spinetek and regular eps. I ride a lot of chop and most of my boards have been in eps stringer and have felt great. But now curious/skeptical about spinetek. What are your thoughts on dims and construction? I’m 5’10, 150lbs. I ride a 5’4 cymatic @26.7 liters and it feels perfect. Thanks!
Carlos Ramos
Carlos Ramos - 1 year ago
Awesome. Spinetek it is. Thanks again for your input.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
Carlos Ramos I really like Spinetek. I surfed my 5’7” Happy Spinetek in 3-5’ choppy surf and it went pretty good. If your going EPS try something new.
כפיר ברדה
כפיר ברדה - 1 year ago
what about the happy model?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
כפיר ברדה Coming soon
Mike Rhoads
Mike Rhoads - 1 year ago
Great review! i'm about 5'9 / 5'10 ish and around 177 lbs - intermediate level surfer: should I ride a 5'7 or a 5'8? (for 1-4 waves). Cheers!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
Mike Rhoads Your liters should be around 29.5 - 31
Miles Melamed
Miles Melamed - 1 year ago
Hey I am stoked on your review and it has convinced me to definitely order a custom fever. Im 6' 3 about 185lbs and intermediate surfer. I want to use the board from the higher range of groveling to good surf (like 4-8foot). Im surfing alot of the SD beach breaks. I was thinking 6'1 19 3/8 2 9/16 31.8L. What do you think about those dims? My worry is not having enough volume as this will be my first true HPSB. Thank you, love the show!
Miles Melamed
Miles Melamed - 1 year ago
@Surf n Show Reviews sick thank you man keep up the great reviews
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
Miles Melamed The liters sound about right. I was going to suggest roughly 31-32 liters and what you came up with sounds solid.

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Bon Summers
Bon Summers - 1 year ago
So, you got two custom Fevers, quite different dimensions compared to the stock dimensions.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
Bon Summers Yes
Bon Summers
Bon Summers - 1 year ago
Thanks, you mean the stock dimensions are too long for your likings? I saw on a stock Fever in person, and I also thought it was kinda too long per the width and volume for general SoCaL surf, relative to what I've come to find works best for me in general@Surf n Show Reviews
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
Bon Summers The fins are way to long for my likings. The 5’7” is money... the 5’9” felt a bit long too
Mikael
Mikael - 1 year ago
Any thoughts on the fever vs the zeus?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 1 year ago
Mikael No contest... Fever blows doors
GGN
GGN - 2 years ago
Hey Noel,
I Love your reviews. Thank you!
I'd like to know your thougts.
I have a rookie 15 and Love it when it's pumping. Also have JS nitro for smaller days.
Now I'm looking for something betwen bove...for weak and mush days. Fever goes well on these conditions? Or OG flyes go better?
Thank you for your time.
You rip
Cheers
GGN
GGN - 2 years ago
@Surf n Show Reviews Sick! Thank you again! I really apreciate your tips!
Your hardwork are improving our surf! Stoked!
Cheers from Brazil
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
GGN I like the Fever better out of the two options you gave me but neither are ideal. I say NB2... sick board and way more speed in smaller gutless waves compared to the Fever or OG.
BenKin07
BenKin07 - 2 years ago
Hey noel. Would you recommend the fever in stock dims as an all arounder? Not sure if its good for smaller 1-4 foot days. Thanks
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
BenKin07 That looks good to me
BenKin07
BenKin07 - 2 years ago
How does this dims look? 5'9 18 3/4, 2 3/8 thanks a lot for the reply!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
BenKin07 I think you will have to go custom on the Fever to make it a good daily Driver. My 5’7” in this review would suit me fine in 1-6’ surf. The Custom 5’9” I had would only get ridden in 3-8’ surf.
BRADEN BADUA
BRADEN BADUA - 2 years ago
Traded in my CI Shadowfax for a Fever, 6'2" @ 32L. I went up in volume. Was gonna go with a sub 30L, but the last swells changed or washed away a lot of the sandbars. Now the waves require a little more volume to paddle into. The Fever is super loose. Might need to get a fin set with more rake. But I like it a lot. Thanks Noel.
damanizyo
damanizyo - 1 year ago
Thanks for the review, what's your height/weight?
Mosbys
Mosbys - 2 years ago
Hi there, I am trying to build a two board quiver in order to cover everything from 1-7 feet. So far I do have a sampler that goes amazing in 1-3 foot waves. What do you suggest for the 3-7 foot range as a second board . B+W, Peregrine or fever? all of those seem to cover the same conditions. thanks a lot
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
shortyyys maybe 6’0
Mosbys
Mosbys - 2 years ago
Thanks for your quick reply. In case I decide to go with the fever in grov dims what would you suggest? I'm 6.3 175lbs and I ride my sampler in 5.11
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
shortyyys Fever is insane!!!
FREEDOMEDIA
FREEDOMEDIA - 2 years ago
Curious where are you surfing to test all these boards because that is some fun looking sandbars! I live on Oahu where there is a shortage of that but not on crowds =(
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
FREEDOMEDIA No worries... So Cal. Cheers
FREEDOMEDIA
FREEDOMEDIA - 2 years ago
I completely respect that and wasn't trying to have your spot invaded. Just more curious if in Southern, Central or NorCal? I grew up surfing the Outer Banks and moved to Hawaii 14 years ago. There are only a handful of actual beach breaks combined between the islands but none that compare to the OBX
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
FREEDOMEDIA Sorry we don’t talk about where we surf and test boards.
Paul James
Paul James - 2 years ago
Fever VS Phantom .... what are your thoughts ? I would actually fall for the phantom if the tail were round instead of squash. But I haven't ridden any of the two (nor seen in real).
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Gilberto Pe-Curto The Fever is my favorite HPSB in the CI lineup. The FR I had seemed a little stiff so it wasn’t my favorite board. However I would like to try another one a bit shorter compared to what I had.

The Fever is mental... I liked the 5’7” a bunch. I think you will love the Fever too. Cheers
Gilberto Pe-Curto
Gilberto Pe-Curto - 2 years ago
How do you compare it with the Fred Rubble, which is my favorite ever.
I am undecided between a new Fred or a new Fever...
Help is appreciated...
Paul James
Paul James - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews  Thank you Noel for the quick answers. I appreciate it very much. Have a great end of week
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Paul James They are both epic!! The Phantom is easier to surf... low entry rocker and paddles very well. The Fever is a legit HPSB and it’s a little more demanding compared to the Phantom but easier to surf compared to other HPSB.
JorgeAndresCoppiano.
JorgeAndresCoppiano. - 2 years ago
Noel! Man I love your videos. I really appreciate the order, the details, and you surfing the boards in different wave sizes and giving a great feedback. Definitely the best surfboard reviews! Thanks man!

I haven’t surfed in 10 years. Used to ride green waves. I am 29 years old. Average fitness. 179cm tall. Weight 185-190 lbs. I grew up skateboarding, so I think am middle or front footed.

I want a board for that 1 to 5 feet tall wave range, beach breaks and point breaks. Something that paddles really easy and allows to be moved, to increase that wave count to have fun and improve.

After watching several of your videos, am thinking my dims for a custom board could be around 5’11” x 20” x 2 1/2” and 32 liters.

And I’m checking these boards, the Sampler, the Fever, and the Black & White. What worries me the most is something that paddles easy. I don’t want to be exhausted after a set. And want to be able to catch lots of waves and have fun. For the rockers and concaves. What’s my right direction?

Thanks,
JorgeAndres
JorgeAndresCoppiano.
JorgeAndresCoppiano. - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews thanks a lot man!!!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
JorgeAndresCoppiano. I think a good starting point is the Sampler... it paddles excellent. I think 32 liters sounds good too. I say get your paddle strength up first in the Sampler and then maybe add a second HPSB when your in surfing shape.
Bon Summers
Bon Summers - 2 years ago
What's the closing song? Who performs it and the name of the song?
Bon Summers
Bon Summers - 2 years ago
Ah yes, excuse me, and thank you! Really good, excellent composition, I like it,… and, I'm trying to think which other song by some other artist it most resembles.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Bon Summers Timmy Curran... the song name and artist is always at the end in the credits. The song is the same in the beginning as the end and I put that info in the beginning.

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Matt Cotton
Matt Cotton - 2 years ago
great review as always.just got a fever this past week partly based on your reviews.man this board is legit soo fast down the line and turns just have that extra pop it seems.thanks for the great reviews.
Panos Papadeas
Panos Papadeas - 2 years ago
@NoelSalas You surf like Mick Fanning
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Panos Papadeas That’s the first time I have ever heard that. One of my favorites. Mick Shreds!!!
Frank Stanton
Frank Stanton - 2 years ago
Hi Noel,

As always thanks for the AWESOME effort you put into your show and each board you present, it is soooooo dam helpful we all cant thank you enough!! Last time we chatted you gave me advise on the Rocket9 which I ended up purchasing and have enjoyed as a thruster and as a twin setup with a smaller trailer. It went super well on my forehand but for some reason I could never get it to click on the back hand to easily pivot off the bottom turn and off the lip, it just gets stuck in the wave as opposed to my other current boards which are the #4, Podmod and Girabbit. My guess is that long drawn in tail is the issue with reducing the board’s ability to pivot and release quickly?

I am good 6’3” in height and weigh 205 Lbs. When I purchased the Rocket9, Podmod and Girabbit I was weighing 218 Lbs so I got the Rocket9 in stock standard dimensions of 6’1”, 20 1/2 wide, 2 3/4 thick with 36.5 litres volume as a board to target waves from shoulder high to just above head (being 6’3” tall a just above head high wave for me would be a 7ft nearly 8ft wave ‘face height' and shoulder high waves being 4 to 5ft wave face height). I am now looking at the Fever as a replacement for the Rocket9 in waves that are shoulder to just above head high in size range with the hope that the Fever will pivot and releases a lot better then what the Rocket9 has on my backhand and from what you shown and say on your review clip the Fever could be just perfect!

I have my Girabbit (6’4” by 19 3/4 wide, 2 5/8th thick and 34.4 litres volume) as my board for when waves get up and over ‘head high and a half.’ My Podmod is 6’O” by 21 1/8th wide, 2 2/3rd thick and 39 litres volume and I use this board for waves from waist high to up to head high and have really enjoyed this board, it goes super-fast when applying the bigger side twin fins with a small trailer! I may now look to get a new replacement Podmod that is 5’10” in length with less volume to suit my weight.

My ability after surfing for 20 odd years I would say would be somewhere half way between intermediate and advanced, and love vertical top to bottom pocket / off the lip surfing along with open face carves (be it tail slides or controlled power arch’s and wrap rounds back off the white water) and like to try and seamlessly link from ‘one turn to the next turn’ be it whatever wave type I’m dealing with. From your great surfing on your review clip looks like the Fever would cover this type of surfing no problem in the waves size I am targeting the Fever for.

I would like to get the Fever in ‘groveler’ dimensions so as to allow it to fit in to wave size range I am after as it will be ridden in both standard to good beach break waves, top to bottom down the line point break or river bar waves and would take it to ride in moderate reef break waves with my Girabbit as my step-up option. As such I am looking at the board to be 6’2” in length but I wish to get your feedback on how wide and thick I should push the board before it would comprise its performance design parameters that it’s given length, width and thickness had been intended for based on the standard stock dimensions chart. Given my height I do enjoy having a board with a ‘reasonable width’ for stability when both jumping to my feet and surfing, however I note in your feedback that you advise not to push the board width out to much for the Fever model. Given I am now 205 Lbs I could go for a little less volume but I still like the idea of how volume allows for better easy of paddling, my Rocket9 volume seemed to be a good level for me.

So good sir could you please advise on what you think a ‘realistic’ groveler dimension for a 6’2” Fever that is at its max advisable width and thickness without compromising its performance design parameters.

Thanks a bunch Noel and look forward to your feedback! ‘Wingman7nz’ and I owe you a good locals surf trip or two should you veer come to New Zealand!
Cheers, Frank.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Frank Stanton I think a custom Fever sounds good in Groveler DIMS. How about 6’2” x 20 x 2 5/8 Liters 34? I would go wider than that. If that’s not enough then I would go 6’2” x 19 3/4 x 2 11/16 Liters 34.4.
eran herzog
eran herzog - 2 years ago
hey noel, i'm looking for an allround board. what board will work better in small surf (2-3 foot)? the fever, monsta 8 or pocket rocket?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
eran herzog Those DIMS sound good.
eran herzog
eran herzog - 2 years ago
if im going for the fever 5.9, the stock dims are 5.9*18 3/8*2 1/4. if i'll change it to 18 3/4 will it change the original shape of the board? what is the influance of making the board wider? how will it impact the surfing?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
eran herzog Out if those 3 boards I would say the Fever or PR. All 3 of these boards have too much rocker in them for me in 2-3’ surf unless your surfing punchy beachies.
Lucas Andersen
Lucas Andersen - 2 years ago
Hi, I’m a beginner surfer looking to buy my first shortboard. I’m trying to decide between the fever and the rocket wide. I live in the San Francisco area and surf the coast from Santa Cruz up to Salmon Creek in Sonoma County. I’m 5’9, 160 lbs. Do you have a recommendation as to which board I should purchase and what the dimensions should be? Thanks so much, I really enjoy your reviews!!
Lucas Andersen
Lucas Andersen - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews okay, thanks so much!!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Lucas Andersen I suggest the CI Ave Joe... check it out...
Lucas Andersen
Lucas Andersen - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews right now I’m riding an 8 foot soft top board but I’ve also ridden non soft top 10 foot longboards in the past.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Lucas Andersen Ok that’s good... what size board are you riding right now?
Lucas Andersen
Lucas Andersen - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews yeah I have my pop up down and can angle and turn on a wave on a longer board.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Lucas Andersen Can you stand up and angle? When you say your a beginner I need what your skills are so I can recommend the right board. Thanks
Klub Klub
Klub Klub - 2 years ago
Hey Noel. I’m 6’2 175 pounds and got the fever in a 6’1. On some waves it’s good, but I’ve been surfing 4 foot sandiego and I feel like I’m loosing so much speed when I go for a turn, a lot of the time not even completing it. I haven’t had this problem before. Any suggestions anyone? My front foot is also more dominant.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Kaleb Mannigel I think a Large set of F8’s in Honeycomb will do you some good. The JJF and YU in Techflex are pretty stiff so you won’t get much Drive or flex out of those fins.

The Ando speed generating fins have a bunch of flex so if you weigh more than 160lbs you might get too much flex out of them and get inconsistency in your turns.
Klub Klub
Klub Klub - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews I’ve tried it with some large jjf techflex and some random smaller red yu fins.

Have you tried the Ando blackstix? Or should I get those f8s?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Kaleb Mannigel What fins are you using and what size are they?
ripper
ripper - 2 years ago
If im 87 kg
1.80
45years old.what is my costum in the fever please ?you are helping alot.thanks
ripper
ripper - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews defently.tnx
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Erezdekel Erez123123 Your Fever Volume should be roughly the same as your WR. I know the WR has a lot of foam packed into a small board outline so your custom Fever will be a bit longer. The Fever is a sick HPSB....
ripper
ripper - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews inter/advanted.
Wr.36liter.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Erezdekel Erez123123 What are the dimensions of your current HPSB? Do you know the Liters of Volume? What is your skill level too please?
ripper
ripper - 2 years ago
What is my size on the fever i meen?if i do castum
Austin Toyama
Austin Toyama - 2 years ago
Hey Noel! Love the reviews, so helpful. Super interested in the Fever especially after watching/reading. I'm 25, about 5'9" and 165 lbs intermediate to advanced. Looking for the all arounder I can surf all over California in general conditions and wave sizes (maybe international trips too). Currently living in SF and surfing here and Santa Cruz. What would you say between the OG Flyer and the Fever? Also, any recommendations for all around Fever dims? You're the man!
Miguel Marquina
Miguel Marquina - 2 years ago
Were you surfing this board during this south swell we just had when lowers was macking recently?
Shane Wright
Shane Wright - 2 years ago
Big fan of your channel! Stoked at the fact that you put your own weight and height in the vids as it gives me a better idea of how the board will go for me. I was wanting to know if you could help me out. I am looking at either a CI fever or a CI black and white, as i see you have both was wanting to know in your opinion which one would work best as an all rounder. I am 6'0 tall, 85kg and am looking for a board to surf in everything from point waves, beach breaks with power or softer waves
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Shane Wright Epic... solid off the bottom and in the pocket.
Shane Wright
Shane Wright - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews thanks heaps for the reply! How did it go once the surf got a bit bigger into the 5ft + range
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Shane Wright The Fever is my favorite all around shape from CI. It’s epic... I even like it in 2-3’ waves too. It will go good at the beach breaks, points and some reef too.

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DJ Pipe Official
DJ Pipe Official - 2 years ago
Hey noel , i am 145 surfs 20 years good lsurfer(not 7as you). They have a fever 25 volume 5'9 stock dims . Us it a good size for me ? I usualy surfs 24 volume . Maybe better for me the 5.8 23.3 volume . Need your input .
Bless !
DJ Pipe Official
DJ Pipe Official - 2 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews thanks for the quik reply ! U helped me decide :)
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
djpipe1 If your getting this board for bigger waves 5’+ then the 5’9 is good at 25 liters. If your going for a daily Driver then I would go 5’8 at 23.3 so it still fits in smaller surf.
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez - 2 years ago
Hello Noel, thanks for such great info. I am heading to Indo (Mentawai) in May and pulling the trigger on the Fever and I would like your recommendations and the fins to go with it. I am 5'9" 150Lbs, mid 40s in the medium skill. I am not surfing as much these days but fit. Thank you
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez - 2 years ago
Thank you!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Robert Sanchez JJF or F6
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez - 2 years ago
BTW Cannot find the AM1 Honeycombs in Germany. Any other suggestion?
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez - 2 years ago
Big Thanks Noel. I will be reporting back to you the Indo Fever experience.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Robert Sanchez I think the Stock 5’10 at 26.4 liters will be great for your trip. Stoked you like our show and it’s helping you!!! Cheers
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez - 2 years ago
I ride between 24 and 28 liters, depending the board. To be honest I have not had a HPSB in a long time just fun wide stubby boards.
BTW Thank you for the objective and well thought videos. I have been learning quiet a bit since I found your channel this past week and it really helps to make educated decisions.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Robert Sanchez What are the liters on your normal HPSB?
Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez - 2 years ago
What size would you recommend?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Robert Sanchez Sounds fun... the Fever is epic and would get a set of AM1 Honeycomb for it too.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Nico M If your DD at 32 Liters feels good and paddles you good then the 6’0” Fever at 31.7 should be good. I like my boards on the more responsive side and 6’0” will be that for you in 3-4’ surf. In the 4-6+ surf you might want that extra paddle and length in the 6’2” so it really about how often you surf bigger waves. This winter I have ridden my HP Short Board 1 time in the last 4 months. Not much surf on tap so boards go unridden.
Nico M
Nico M - 2 years ago
OK so i turns out ive actually been riding around 32L on the Dumster diver CL, so for custom fever dims to make it more into semi groveler for the normal 2-4 surf i'm usually in surely and for the occasional Bali i'm thinking
6'0 - 19'5/8 - 2' 9/16 =31.7L instead of the recommended stock of 6'2, 19' 1/2, 2 9/16 =32.4L.

What are your thoughts?
Thank you :)
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Nico M I think the Fever is mental and will good for you even in the stock DIMS at 6’2 because of your height. If your looking for this board to be a daily Driver in 3-6+ then the Fever or OG Flyer will be epic. If your looking for a shorter board in stock dims then the OG might be better. I prefer the Fever and your going Custom I would not go shorter than 6’0 and not too wide. If you have to get more liters then add thickness and maybe 1/8 wider. I hope that makes sense.
aerwsrf
aerwsrf - 2 years ago
Hi Noel. Just want to start off by saying thank you for your insight and the work you do. Could you please tell me, after all the reviews, which model/brand stands out to you most? Or, what exactly do you usually ride in your free time for average SoCal surf?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
aerwsrf Stoked you like our show!!! I really don’t have free time to surf anymore. When I go surfing I am always testing something new out. Super fun but always working.... There are so many good boards!!! Check out our website to see what my favorites are. Surfnshow.com. Each board is rated by a five star rating system. You will see each boards strengths there. Cheers.
Justin Fishberg
Justin Fishberg - 2 years ago
Fever or Holy Grail?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Justin Fishberg Holy Grail is more versatile and I would go HG for surf in 1-6’ surf. The Fever I live in 3-8’ surf unless you order it in your Groveler DIMS then I like it in 2-6+.
noah weissman
noah weissman - 3 years ago
Hey Noel, love the channel and great review as always. Thanks for always giving us an informative review that is a blast to watch. I was wondering what your favorite channel islands board is for surfing around SoCal and maybe as a travel board. Thanks!
noah weissman
noah weissman - 3 years ago
thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Thats what I was thinking because I think that you surf it the best. yewwwww
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
noah weissman Yewwww still led you like our show. My favorite CI Board is the Fever!!! So sick... it can do it all...
alon nir
alon nir - 3 years ago
I really can't decide between the fever or the black and white... Which one do you think is more forgiving for the non pro surfer? Smoother rail to rail transitions? Can hold a wider range of wave types? Flying to costa rica on wednesday (mostly point breaks and beach braeks)
P. S we love your channel over here in israel!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
alon nir Yewwww!!! The Fever is mental! So stoked for you..... cheers.
alon nir
alon nir - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews took your advice about the fever... And man I'm glad I did!!! This board is hands down the best I have ever ridden! I was afraid because of the generous rocker in mush, but god knows how CI managed to get that board to work in small waves also... Thanks noel!!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
alon nir Fever... so smooth and quick rail to rail!!!! Hands down for the Fever.
Ryan Broadbent
Ryan Broadbent - 3 years ago
hey master Salas. Im currently looking into buying a fever (preferably 2nd hand) but im not to sure about which size. Im currently riding a JS Black box 2 5'9 with 27.3 litres of volume, its recently been feeling extremely slow and sluggish and hard to gain speed, would you be able to help me find good DIMS for a fever ? Im still growing and ride waves mainly 1-4ft thanks
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Ryan Broadbent I think you will really like the Fever. Since your buying it used I am sure you will be getting something in the stock DIMS. I would try to get the liters as close to a board that floats you good already.
Sports Central
Sports Central - 3 years ago
What’s up Noel, I am a grom from ocean city New Jersey, and I love deep carves and snaps. I weigh 120and I am around 5’3” and I surf 2-4 beach break. Any dimension recommendations along with fins? Thanks so much and keep ripping!
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews for chiristmas break when I am in oc nj I will tell you what one I go with, or I might wait for the lost 2018 lineup. Thanks for all of your time and help!!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chase Ritter All 3 board models are epic!
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Darn even the slater Omni looks super fun! Cannot decide!
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews Also the lost v3 and the lost baby buggy look good as well as the og flyer.Cannot decide on these great boards!!
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews I have narrowed it down between the fever, rook 15, or a lost driver. I might just wait because new board models will drop soon in 2018! Let me know what you think and thanks for all the help!!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chase Ritter Small wave weapon I would consider the Sampler too. They make that for grins too.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chase Ritter You should also have a look at the Rook 15 Grom Series boards. They are a little more performance but sick in hollow beach break.
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Or is it worth waiting for the 2018 new models?
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews do you have any other small wave recommendations for carves and snaps? When I go to nj I can pick up a stock dim around 5’5” at my local surf shop and would like a few ideas!! Thanks!
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews sounds good I will try right now but the customs are a little more money, hopefully worth it! I got 5’5” x 17.5 x and 2 1\8 dims.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chase Ritter I think the one on the CI website looks good and you can go custom on a 5’5” too. Why don’t you play with customizing a board on the CI website and shoot me what you come up with and I will tell you what I think....
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews I think a 5’5” would be nice as well, any dimensions with that height? I don’t want to go to big on a small wave board.
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews yes it is way to long, I couldn’t tell you the dimensions now but I am also growing! Sounds so sick!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chase Ritter CI also has a stock 5’4” x 17 1/8 x 2 1/6 Liters 19.8 for $455.00 on their website right now.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chase Ritter The Fever is Sick and you will love it. I think a 5’6 x 18 x 2 3/16 Liters 22.4 sounds good if your intermediate to advanced in skill level. What are the DIMS on your Firewire and the Liters. It sounds like it’s way too long for you.
Chase Ritter
Chase Ritter - 3 years ago
I have a 5’8” FireWire dominator right now but would like to go shorter as i am 5’3” and would like to sure more progressively and the fever looks sick I love snaps and power within the carves. I worked all summer to get this new stick, thanks for helping me get dialed in!’
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Sports Central Stoked you like the show. It’s hard for me to help you with DIMS but I can definitely help you with the boards that like to carve in Beachies. What is your favorite board that you havens what are the dimensions? What guns are you using right now?
Speedy JP
Speedy JP - 3 years ago
Every time I see ya at trestles I wanna beg to buy your groveler dim boards. Including this fever ha! Of course, another great review!!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Speedy JP Classic comment. What board of mine do you want?
SoCal Surfer
SoCal Surfer - 3 years ago
Surf n Show Reviews I totally love your channel and I had a question for you. I have been riding the channel islands pod mod (5' 10 and about 38 liters of volume) as my first shortboard for the last year. It works great in little waves but is a little slow when it gets into bigger surf. By the way I am 5 foot 11 and 145 pounds at 13 yrs of age (still growing). I am looking for a board that I can take out in bigger surf more towards the 5-8 foot range. Do you think the fever would be a good board for that? If so what dimensions would you reccomend. If not do you know of any other boards that would be good for me? (I like Channel islands because I get a 40% discount on boards because my cousins are team riders).
SoCal Boys
SoCal Boys - 3 years ago
Mad props to Noel for all of his help and his stellar reviews of boards. I bought myself a Fever and thought I would post back here after a good few surfs on it in various conditions. If you are an intermediate to advanced surfer, this board should definitely be in your quiver. It's the best shortboard I have ever ridden.

I'm 5'9" around 155lbs and I got the PU Fever in the stock 5'9" x 2 1/4 x 18 3/8...at 25 liters. I rode the large CI Tech 1 fins. I came from a Tomo SKX in the epoxy flex bar tech and I don't miss it. To be fair though, I bought the SKX used and it had too much volume for me. Sold it and caught a bad Fever.

I live in North County San Diego, so I have a ton of great reefs and beach breaks that I rode the Fever in. I rode waves from 2-7 ft and the board was amazing in all conditions. In the beach breaks I rode it on super clean days and even a couple of crummy days and it went equally well in all conditions. I was quite surprised at how good it went in the big crummy beach break days, but a lot of that has to do with the large RTM tech 1 fins too. I caught the reefs in cardiff around 3-5 foot and super clean. That reef is kind of a slower runner with some nice steep sections here and there. The Fever gave me some of the best sessions in my life there due to the speed I was able to generate on this board. I was smiling ear to ear. Speed is your number one need on a board and the Fever delivers.

The first thing I noticed is how fast the board goes under foot! Wow, it just flies down the line and blasts out of turns with a lot of pop. And this is in the PU construction. I have been able to take my tail slides and carves to the next level because this board gives you the speed and recovery that is just over the top. It feels equally great both frontside and backside. Taking it vertical is like cutting through soft butter with a ninja's blade. Your snaps happen with so much speed and pop you will be amazed. And, coming out of the turns the thing does not lose speed at all. That is what surprised me so much about riding in a PU construction. The simplicity of the shape delivers in spades.

I think I said enough, just get yourself a Fever and see and feel it for yourself. If you have some skills in your arsenal, this board WILL take your surfing to the next level. I think I'm going to add another one to my quiver in another tech.

Thanks to Noel I have caught the Fever. We are blessed to have a resource like surf n' show on the web to help us all and even more blessed to watch the boards that catch our eye under Noel's feet. Live, surf, and surf again.

Peace!
SoCal Boys
SoCal Boys - 3 years ago
For sure! I think everybody should give this board a go. It's really that good. Keep up the amazing work Noel!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
So stoked for you to find a nugget. The Fever is a EPIC performance board for sure. Thanks for posting your review about the Fever so others can get your honest feedback on this board too. This really helps our community to relate from a different persons perspective. Cheers... and we are pumped you like our show!!!
Mathieu Revel
Mathieu Revel - 3 years ago
Hello from Australia Noel ! awesome feedback mate, would you say that it s an easy enough board to surf for an average joe surfer ? someone that is looking to start hitting the lip , cutback etc.... or you still need to surf properly to not to struggle and get frustrated with this one (vs a hybrid type of board for example)
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Mathieu Popey Thise fins are epic. Green light on those.... get them for sure.
Mathieu Revel
Mathieu Revel - 3 years ago
Might get the BLACK PANTHER CAPTAIN FIN DANE REYNOLDS though, the base is even wider. Not sure what would be the drawback of such width on the base though?
Mathieu Revel
Mathieu Revel - 3 years ago
Cool thanks for feedback ! the fever i have is a thruster set up only, but really enjoyed it, gives more control overall and pivot. Will stick to it and just play around with the fins ! See you on another review man !
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Mathieu Popey Stoked you had fun on the Fever! The Difference between the AM1, AM2 , is the size of the fins. AM2 is the Largest and I like the Honey Comb for 3-7’ surf. The Blackstix 3.0 have more flex and V2 Foil on the inside of the side fins for more drive.

If you ride a lot of quads then you should try a Quad set up in the Fever for that extra speed. Cheers
Mathieu Revel
Mathieu Revel - 3 years ago
So I surfed the board the whole week end, I just found that this board is just really good !! I mean I found it really easy to surf, responsive, simple, easy to get in the wave, simple and super well balanced! Not sure if it s the fins that I had (simple AM2 fins) but I did not find that the board was ''super'' fast VS the rocket for example (but i surf quad maybe that s why). What is the difference between am1/am2/am3, honeycomb or not ? Also you d recommend the F8 blackstick 2.0 (3.0 now) over the RTM tech 1 for speed ? Cheers!!
Mathieu Revel
Mathieu Revel - 3 years ago
Got the board yesterday ! definitely a step up to my V3 ! board was in good condition no ding so that s cool ! however, construction wise the board feels like the glassing is much less robust than other boards i have, weird ! Will post a comment after a few surf ! cheers
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Mathieu Popey That’s Epic!!! Please do drop a comment. Cheers
Mathieu Revel
Mathieu Revel - 3 years ago
Cool !! Got lucky, looks like there s a second hand in 6'2 stock dim, 32.4L on line, will grab it tonight ! Will drop a little comment when i get a decent swell in Sydney !
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Mathieu Popey You will love the Fever then!!!
Mathieu Revel
Mathieu Revel - 3 years ago
Ok interesting, i have been ridding the rocket V3 in 6'1, 36L which is nice but a bit too big i m 6'1 185 pounds, I have a 5'8 christensen fish as well which I love for small flat wave. So i wanted to move forward with a progressive board, 2 to 4 foot fast beach break type of.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Stoked you like the show and thanks for the props. The Fever is very user friendly for sure but I would say this board is for an intermediate to advanced surfer. A few of my friends that are intermediate surfers bought it and absolutely love it. They mostly go fast down the line and do big carves, cutbacks, and maybe hit the lip once in a while. On another note if you are in transition from a bigger board and looking to go into riding a short board then I suggest a Hybrid board like the CI Mini, High 5, Ave Joe, or even the Pod Mod. All of these boards are much easier to surf and you will not get frustrated like riding a performance board.
DJ Pipe Official
DJ Pipe Official - 3 years ago
About to get a fever this week! Can i ask about the dims?
I am 143 lbs surf dfr 24 volume and love it on bigger days. Should i go also 24 volume with stock size? Also heard so many good things about the bunny chow. Really hard to decide. Help me master salas. Bless
DJ Pipe Official
DJ Pipe Official - 3 years ago
For waves 2-6 foot what size fever is good i ask because i read u write about groveler dims vs standard dims. Thanks a lot.
Bon Summers
Bon Summers - 3 years ago
What does Timmy Curran do for a career/income these days?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Bon Summers He told me that his family does house flipping.
ryan field
ryan field - 3 years ago
I really appreciate the video and thoughtfulness put into the review VS rehashing the write-up on CI website (like some other reviewers)!

I was wondering if you could suggest some dimensions for a custom groverler/everyday go-to board for 2-4ft socal waves. I'm 5'9 @155lb, I can do basic cutback/snaps but I'm not throwing buckets of water or turning heads by any means (so begin/intermediate?). I'm mostly fearful of going too low in volume and missing out on waves whether it's due to crowds or getting into wave too late.

Thanks again
ps couldn't agree more on the rtm fin review!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
ryan field My pleasure. Let me know if you get one and how it goes for you.
ryan field
ryan field - 3 years ago
Thanks for your input! I was thinking in same neighborhood but wasn't sure about that width range and board. Thanks again!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
I ran some numbers on a custom on the CI website and I think 5'10" x 19 1/8 x 2 7/16... Liters 28.6 sound pretty good for you. The width will keep the board a bit more stable and the length at 5'10 will be easy to turn quickly. That's my 2 cents!!!
ryan field
ryan field - 3 years ago
Thanks for getting back to me. Right now my go-to/grov is the fred stubble 5'11 x 19 3/8 x 2 9/16 (31.3L) which I realize is probably a bit big/heavy volume size (it was a used pick up).

I was able to try out the stock 5'11 fever at 27.9L and really did love the snappy feel and loose but in control tail even though the demo day was sub-par wave conditions.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Stoked you like the show!!! I can try to help you. What size grovel boards do you have right now and what are their DIMS and Volume? Thanks
Pablo Fernández
Pablo Fernández - 3 years ago
hi Noel, congrats on the show! just had a quick question, was thinking of ordering a fever in either the flexbar technology or normal eps, is there much of a difference between them two?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Yeeewww!!! My friend got 1 to after watching the review and watching me surf on it and he swears by the Fever too. He is also going to order 3 or 4 more like you. Cheers
Pablo Fernández
Pablo Fernández - 3 years ago
Cheers! Yea been looking at your videos for some time and they truly are great, inspired me to try the fever and now ordering three of them, think will go with the eps then thanks!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Cheers on the props for our show... glad you like it. I like both EPS and Flexbar for the Fever, but if your going to order custom the Flexbar takes a bit longer. Both constructions seem about the same durability, and buoyancy but my EPS boards are lighter than my Flexbar boards. I really liked my Sampler in the Flexbar construction and I still have it after 1 year and its still Lively. I hope all of this info helps you to pull the trigger. Let me know what you get and how it goes for you. Cheers!!!
wingman7nz
wingman7nz - 3 years ago
Hey Noel giving u another shout out all the way from NZ!! the show is next level and super helpful to guys looking to dial in equipment :) I was looking for a daily driver that could handle the wide variety of waves we get locally and rebuilding a quiver around this board. I was excited to see the Fever release and after your review it was a done deal. Im 6'2/185lbs intermediate/advanced and went with custom grov dims 6'0 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2. The board is spot on as you described able to grovel real well in 2-3ft everyday surf and on the better waves ive caught on it seems to want to come alive even more suggesting it will excel in bigger/better conditions. Thanks for the review mate it was super helpful in dialing this custom.. Keep up the ripping and the reviews !!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
wingman7nz Sounds like you need to do a review with me next time. Great description of how the Fever goes mental.

The Filipe Toledo fins are sick too. I only did one board review with them so far but I will be doing more soon.
wingman7nz
wingman7nz - 3 years ago
its an instant all time fav and will sit smack bang in the middle of my quiver as my daily. As you said they nailed it with the outline/foil/rocker on the fever giving you the feel of a HPSB but without sacrificing any speed. The rails are so sweet on this model just butter and super quick thru turns and as Pat G said it does open up your creativity with the board allowing you to pick a lot of different lines whether going up into the lip or out onto the face. ive got it combo'd up with L Toledo fins and feels insane with drive, response and release. Have u done more testing with the Toledo's and how do u like them overall?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
wingman7nz EPIC!!! So stoked you like the Fever and thanks for posting how it's going for you. Cheers!!!

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OT OT
OT OT - 3 years ago
Quality review as always Noel. Quick one, i am in San Clemente for about 5 weeks from the uk. Ive brought with me my 5'10 Fred Rubble which i love and have surfed on for a solid year.. Im looking to switch it up and just try something new. Would you say a 5'10 Fever is where i need to be for my board to use when it gets above 3ft ? I am 5'10, 21 years old,Intermediate, 150pounds. Cheers as always dude.
Gilberto Pe-Curto
Gilberto Pe-Curto - 2 years ago
Did you get the Fever after the Fred Rubble ? Can you give any feedback on it? I'm on the same dilemma as you were about going for a Fever after 3 or more years surfing my Fred Rubble 5.8 (24.7 lts)...
Feedback is appreciated.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
OT OT Yes the Fever is amazing and if the Volume and DIMS are close to the same as your FR then do it.
SoCal Boys
SoCal Boys - 3 years ago
This board is sick looking. The dimensions you got them is very close to the custom SKX I scored. How did you like surfing it at 2 3/8? My custom is 19.25 by 2 3/8. A little bit more volume at 27.5 than I am used to, but I couldn't pass up the deal I got on it. Too bad you aren't a little closer, I could loan you my SKX for the show. Would love to see what you thought of it. The XTR blanks make it feel like you are floating on the air, of course the SKX design is pretty awesome too. I'm thinking of grabbing a Fever to compliment the quiver. Looks so fun! Keep on rocking it brother.
SoCal Boys
SoCal Boys - 3 years ago
Right on bro. I'll have to make it up your way soon and we can go for a surf. I heard you guys get a few waves up that way. lol. Have a rocking weekend. :)
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Sick... I will check it out and I have two kids. The quiver is pretty good at the moment and I have some of the best boards in the garage that I have ever had!! Fun times for sure. Cheers!!!!
SoCal Boys
SoCal Boys - 3 years ago
Oh man, that is just sick. You must of hit lowers. It's about the only place breaking. North County is just terrible right now. lol. Those 3 boards look amazing. Would love to get my YT channel going, but I'm knee deep in scripts for a show I'm working on with some network people. If you have kiddos check it out. It's about a group of surfer kids in a garage band. We just might have to put you in an episode. lol. Sneak a peak at gilbertrocks.com. Your channel is rad dude. Between your channel and all the music gear channels, I just might bankrupt myself. lol. Gotta have outlets in life though. It's a must. Rock on bro! I bet the quiver in your garage must be ridiculous. lol
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Right now I have so many boards in the review window that my surfboard choices when we are not shooting is getting used to the next board on the list to review.  Today I rode a 5'2" Lost Puddle Fish Carbon Wrap  and it went unreal in 1-3 surf. If I go for a free surf with no reviews in mind then I have 3 boards that are my favorites. CI Fever, Lost V3 Stealth Carbon Wrap, and the JS Monsta Box HYFY. In no particular order..... just grab one of these sick boards and go surf!
SoCal Boys
SoCal Boys - 3 years ago
Awesome! will do, and thanks for the heads up on the Go Fish. I'm really digging the Fever though. Such a sick looking board. Is that the one you are surfing the most when not doing a board review for the show?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
The 2 3/8 feels good. It's not a full rail so it feels just right. The waves were really fun last week but we do need some waves for sure. Let me know when you get a Fever and how you like it. If you get a Go Fish I recommend the 5'5". If I got another one I would go with the 5'5" for a little more rail in the water. Twin Fins are really loose and responsive so I think the 5'5" would have been better for me.
SoCal Boys
SoCal Boys - 3 years ago
That's awesome! Would love to get the Fever under my feet too. I probably will add a Go Fish after awhile too. You rocked that thing. How does the 2 3/8 feel under your feet? The XTR is mental for sure. Got the red carbon flex in it, so it feels real nice. Sucky part is, got the board and now the surf goes flat down here. Of course. lol. All that South you guys got, pretty much passed us by. O'Side got a bit but not much.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Your SKX in the XTR construction sounds mental. I think you would love the Fever.... a bunch of my friends got the Fever and they are selling some of there other boards to order more custom Fever's. The Fever is that good from my perspective and my friends are average surfers too.
scott Mclean
scott Mclean - 3 years ago
Hey, From England, going to Cali in September. LA and down to San diego, what shops should I check out and what shops shall I avoid? Thanks
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Stoked your coming to Cali! I like the Rip Curl Surf Center in San Clemente.... and Surf Ride in Oceanside or Solana Beach. All 3 shops have tons of boards from all the best makers and the staff is solid too. I really don't have a comment on what shops to stay away from. Cheers!!!
Johnny Ferreira
Johnny Ferreira - 3 years ago
Hi Noel,
Debating between a B&W and Fever as a step up to a sampler. I tend to surf a little more front footed and would say I lack some power in my top turns. I love the sampler, but want something with a bit more hold in head high+. Also, whats your rec as far as a round tail or squash? Im 6' 175. do you think stock 5'11 or stock 6' would be best? Im stuck between dims. I usually ride around 28-29L. Did you happen to try either of these w the Dane fin? I really like the L Dane template...Thanks
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Both boards are epic but I would go with the Fever. I would also go with a squash tail unless you are going to use this as a step up for waves in the 4-6+ then you could go round tail. The round tail will stiffen the board up a little so you can drive through your turns a bit more especially when the waves get a little bigger. The squash tail will be more versatile and it will go good in the 3-6 surf and feel a little looser especially in the smaller 3-4 surf. I think you could go either way on the 5'11 or 6' Fever size wise but if you are going to charge bigger waves then go 6'0. If you want your board to be a bit more maneuverable in the smaller 3-4 surf then you want to go 5'11. I guess it really depends on how your home breaks are on size and power for you to make the decision on board size. For where I live and the point breaks I surf I would go 5'11 because when it's big I can still get away with a smaller board. If it was big punchy beach break then I would go with the 6'0 so I can get into the wave early and not get stuck with late take offs all of the time.I really like the Dane Reynolds Large fin and I think they will go great in either of these two boards you are looking at. Cheers!!!!
Daniel Turner
Daniel Turner - 3 years ago
Hi Noel. Have you ridden the T Low and if so how would you compare it to the Fever? I need a go to board for typical UK Cornish beach breaks from shoulder to overhead surf. The show is great and it's nice to see a reviewer actually surfing the boards!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Amemotomyself Sounds good... thanks and I can't wait to hear your feedback.
Amemotomyself
Amemotomyself - 3 years ago
Hi Noel. So standing in the shop surrounded by great boards The Fever just didn't feel right under my arm but one of your other favourite boards the Monsta Box did. I came away with the 6'1" round tail in Hyfi construction. Naturally the waves here have now turned to junk but I'll be sure and post my findings under your Monsta Box review when I have it figured out. Cheers.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Daniel Turner My pleasure!!! Let me know what you get and how it goes after you ride it a bit. Cheers!!!
Daniel Turner
Daniel Turner - 3 years ago
That's great to know Noel and thanks for the super quick response. Much like you guys we get a little of everything here in Cornwall. At 6 feet tall and around 200lbs in rubber I'm looking at 6'1"-6'2" or 6'3" to hit my current volume range. I'd probably split the difference and go for the 6'2".

I'll go and stick a couple under my arm tomorrow and get back to you but thanks again for this remarkable resource you provide.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Daniel Turner I think you will love the Fever!!! I had a TLow for a short while but is was just an average board for me. The outline is really straight for where I surf. I think I would have like the TLow in more hollow beach breaks.

The Fever feels good in both steep waves and point breaks but if the beach breaks get 6+ and super hollow then you might need a Rook 15, Proton, Taco Grinder, etc.... I think the Fever is a mental daily driver. You will be stoked on the Fever. A bunch of my friends love their Fever's too.
TRIKushbeachside
TRIKushbeachside - 3 years ago
Hey I really dig your reviews! I have a question about how the rails and outline on this model are. I have a Rubble/DFR that I use for when the waves get a little steeper and hollower but both of those are on the way out and I was thinking the FEVER would be a nice replacement for those. I usually ride between 18 5/8 - 18 3/4 and 2 1/4 thick but noticed this model seems to carry a little more volume. I was just wondering what dims you would relate this to with other CI models. Basically wondering if I should go on the narrower side or on the wider side especially with the wide point being slightly behind center. I'm not sure I've had a board with the wide point behind center before. I really love boards that like to whip around in the pocket and in steep sections so this board seems like a good replacement. My last question is how full are the rails? I was thinking of maybe going a little thicker but if it has relatively full rails I'll probably end up just sticking with my normal 2 1/4. Thanks!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
TRIKushbeachside Stoked you like the show!!! I would say the rails on the Fever feel Medium and more like the Fred Rubble. I think you should order the Fever in your normal DIMS.
Hamish Dobson
Hamish Dobson - 3 years ago
Hey Noel, in bigger surf or for an everyday performance shortboard do you prefer the Fever or the B&W?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Hamish Dobson Both boards are epic but I prefer the Fever.
Brand T
Brand T - 3 years ago
Hi Noel,
Thanks to your review I got myself a CI Fever and I love it! It’s the best shortboard ive ever ridden! Im 6’0” and 170lbs and ride the stock 5’11 which comes near my ideal volume 28L.
Planning on ordering the Fever in Groveller dimensions like you have in your review and was hoping you could share with us on how we should order the Fever for those smaller waves. I noticed that your custom 5’7” is significantly wider from the stock 5’7” dimensions which makes me uncertain of the dimensions I should go for. So what would you recommended for a person around my weight and height? Thanks Noel, keep up the amazing reviews!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Brand T Yew.... stoked, your going to love it!!!
Brand T
Brand T - 3 years ago
Those DIMS were similar to what I had in mind and sound great with the 2 7/16" thickness. Definitely be ordering a Fever in those DIMS. Same story here with the waves being mostly small where I live so I'm positive this Groveller Fever will be my everyday go-to board as I already love the stock 5'11" Fever!
I'll share my thoughts on how it goes when I get the chance.
Thanks for your advice Noel.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Brand T Stoked to hear you love it!!! I just ran some custom DIMS for you on the Groveler Fever and what do you think about this?
5'9 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 Volume 29.1, or 2 7/16 thick and Volume 28.4.

In my opinion you don't want to go too wide on the Fever to Grovel on. I would ride this Groveler in 2-5 surf which is 90% of the time in SO Cal. You will still get high Performance surfing with a little more width and float. With this Groveler being 2" shorter it will better in the trough of a smaller wave compared to your 5'11. Maybe consider going Flexbar or EPS too.

I think for waves in the 1-3 range I would ride a Flexbar Pod Mod.
Josh S
Josh S - 3 years ago
Hey Noel,
Have you tried the Girabbit model? If so I was wondering how that board compares to the rest of the CI models you've reviewed. Thanks!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Josh S Cheers.... glad you liked the Go Fish review.
Josh S
Josh S - 3 years ago
Awesome, thanks for the info Noel. Greatly appreciated. Also really liked your new review on the Firewire Go Fish, refreshing to see such honesty in the "struggle" you had on adjusting to that board....you were still ripping though!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Josh S Yes I had two customs and they both went good. They are a performance board for sure as it has s good amount of rocker. A bit much on the rocker for my home break but they do go good..
UniqueStranger
UniqueStranger - 3 years ago
What are the main performance differences you noticed between the black and white and the fever?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
UniqueStranger Danes incredible.... my favorite for sure. Shreds!!!
UniqueStranger
UniqueStranger - 3 years ago
Dane Reynolds is so sensitive to the reaction of his surfboards that he once told Merrick to sand a little off a specific area of the bottom of a board he tried. A few swipes of sandpaper over that area made a difference that Dane Reynolds could feel.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
UniqueStranger The pros surf so fast in general it's hard to compare my surfing to there's. Boards with a lot of rocker feel like they plow water when I paddle. I only like a good amount of rocker when the waves are really steep and hollow or big and I need the rail to bite on my turns and not slide out because of the speed.
UniqueStranger
UniqueStranger - 3 years ago
That is the same assumption made in regards to the proton. It has so much entry rocker that it looks like it would be slow down the line. However, it is fast according to Dane Reynolds.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
I really like both of these boards.... but the Fever feels so lively under my feet. On paper the B&W should be faster down the line because it has lower entry rocker and a staged rocker for the flat spots on a wave. The Fever went mental for me in waves 2-6. I was caught by surprise on the overall performance of the Fever because it has continuous rocker and I even loved it in small waves. If I had to choose one it would be the Fever for waves in 2-6 foot surf. Cheers!!!
UniqueStranger
UniqueStranger - 3 years ago
Good job on another great review. The general impression I get from the C.I. description and your review of this board is that the fever is a forgiving version of a WSL championship tour board. A high-performance all-arounder that is utilized in WSL championship tour conditions and breaks as well as local conditions and breaks.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
UniqueStranger Great summery. I love the Fever!!! I miss riding it.... always riding something new is fun but I don't have much time to ride my favorites.
rickta07
rickta07 - 3 years ago
Hi Noel. Loving you reviews mate. I felt like I have never had the right board for how I want to surf in my mind. You seem to surf with lots of flow and I wish i could improve to surf more your style! I am 185 lbs usually wear 4/3mm wetsuits. I'm 5'9 height. My wave size prob 2 - 4ft but fatter curve waves like bells in Oz.
Would I have to go custom dims with the fever? The CI website recommends 6'1" x 19 1/4" x 2 1/2" 30.8L.
I feel like I want a smaller length board to match my stance across the board better but with maybe around 32l volume.
What would you recommend mate?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
rickta07 Cheers!!! My pleasure... let me know what you get and how it goes.
rickta07
rickta07 - 3 years ago
OK sounds good. I'll check it out. Thanks heaps for your advice and your time mate. Keep the reviews coming there by far the most in depth online!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
rickta07 Ok this helps a bunch. A Custom Fever sounds good. I was thinking 5'11 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2 liters 30.1. You don't want to go to wide on the Fever.

I would also recommend the Weirdo Ripper maybe the stock 5'9 Vol 31.8 or the 5'10 Vol 32.7. This board has great float and will surf high performance. I really like the WR. Maybe check one out and see what you think.
rickta07
rickta07 - 3 years ago
Thanks for the reply Noel! Intermediate i would say. Linking turns, re-entrys but always feel my cutbacks are really drawn out and can loose speed.
I feel like I have down the line speed but dont seem to really get on rail and draw the lines i would like if that makes sense. Feels more skatey than raily. If I try to get on rail on a cutback I seem to shift my weight to far to the side and can loose my balance, but mostly the turn is drawn out.
I want to give a more traditional shape a go i think.
I've been riding different shapes of late (tomo nano 6'0 20 1/4″ 2 3/4″ 39.3l with quad setup Futures k2 keel fibreglass for front, Mayhem Controller Quad Rear and knubster on bigger waves). Maybe the size isnt right for me?? I tried this board in a 5′ 10″ 19 3/4″ 2 5/8″ 35.7l thruster and it felt really great. Rail to Rail was there. I've tried other boards at 32l and whilst little harder to paddle, performance went up. I've tried down to 26l but felt like i was swimming and didnt really get waves :)
I'm not sure If you have tried the nano, doesn't matter...but I would really like to hear what you may recommend sizing in the fever as I have always wanted to try the CI Boards.
Do you think a 5'10 x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8" 31.4l work for me? Just playing with the custom figures. Cheers Noel.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
rickta07 Glad you like the show. What is your skill level? 32 liters seems like a lot of Volume for your size guy.....
Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones - 3 years ago
Ok...B and W over the SP2 and Fever? I was going to go custom Flexbar on which ever I choose....
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
I say go Fever you already have the B&W in a round tail so try something new. Eight of my friends got the Fever and swear by it... it's that good of a board. I have a 5'9 Fever coming in Flexbar too. Can't wait to get it. That's my 2 cents.... Cheers!!!
Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones - 3 years ago
Yea the price is right, that's what's making me think...Sorry ment SP12
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Matthew Jones B&W Flexbar all day. You gotta try it and let me know what you think.
Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones - 3 years ago
Yea I get what you mean about trying something new...it's just a guy is selling a 5'11 squash tail B and W Flexbar so thinking of grabbing it to go with my 6'0 round tail B and W. I am however tempted to go custom, Fever or SP2. How do these 2 compare?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Man that's a tough one. I would get the 5'11 B&W in the Flexbar if it's priced right and in good condition. I love the Flexbar construction and if you can get on a board that you know you like then I would not hesitate on pulling the trigger...... What does the SP2 stand for?
Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones - 3 years ago
Hey Noel, how do you like the Fever compared to the Black and White? I love the instant speed of the black and white and find I can ride it in smaller weaker waves as long as you can get into them. My local has slopey waves that hollow up to the inside so the B and W works great. Curious about the Fever though....
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Matthew Jones I really like the B&W too but the Fever is fast rail to rail for me. The Fever is faster too. I think Lowers is a bit slopey but the Fever goes great out there. I was surprised because it has continuous rocker compared to the staged rocker I usually prefer. The Fever is legit and I think you will love it. Besides you have a B&W all ready so you should try something new right????
TRIKushbeachside
TRIKushbeachside - 3 years ago
Hey Noel great review like always, just wondering how this board compares to a Fred Rubble? I'm advanced but 6"0 165 so I always have to order custom. I Love my B/W and Peregrine but they are a little to flat rocker wise for beach breaks etc.. I have a Rubble and DFR that I usually use when the waves are punchier or hollow but both of those boards are on the way out. I've destroyed them both and was thinking maybe the fever would be a good replacement for my Rubble/DFR. My main question is how are the rails? I typically ride 2 1/4 but I am gaining a little weight and was thinking of 2 5/16 instead depending on how thick or thin the rails on this model are. Also how is the tail rocker? Since my Rubble and DFR are about shot I need a board that has enough tail rocker so I have the freedom to whip it in the pocket and off the bottom. My B/W and Peregrine lack the whip in tail rocker I like in hollow or punchier surf. Thanks!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
TRIKushbeachside Stoked you like the review. The Fever is so good but I am not sure it has enough tail rocker for you. I would say the rail is good at 2 5/16 feels like the FR. I personally do not like too much overall rocker any more. The DFR has way too much rocker for me but I do like the Rook 15. I heard the Proton is a sick board too. I have a 5'11 FR and it feels pretty good but I don't get to ride it much. It's a Mini Step up for me and the waves have been pretty small since I got it. I would go Fever or Fred Rubble.
airfrc162
airfrc162 - 3 years ago
Great vid as usual. Can't decide between a Fever, Sampler, or new flyer. Looking for something pretty all around fun shortboard at stock or slightly more grovler dims in average California surf at Huntington and Malibu. Need one for everyday to replace old board cuz can't afford to build up a quiver rn.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
airfrc162 If your looking for an all a rounder then I would go Fever but you might need to order it custom. The NF has too much rocker for it to be a Groveler for me.

The Sampler is lightning and super fun in 1-4 surf but any bigger then that it gets a bit squirrelly. That's me two cents. Cheers!
UniqueStranger
UniqueStranger - 3 years ago
The proton is another C.I. board that looks like it shouldn't be fast because it has too much rocker. It's a great board.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
UniqueStranger I have heard that the Proton is a great HPSB. I have one but it's 5'11 a Mini Step up for me and I have not ridden it yet. It looks good though. Frothing to get some waves on it. Cheers
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Mark Daniel I love it.... let me know how it goes for you.
Mark Daniel
Mark Daniel - 3 years ago
Thanks Noel, I'm going to go with the stock 6'1 at 30.8L . Fit as a gypsies dog here bro ;) have a great weekend !
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Mark Daniel Epic and I am so stoked on your post!!!!

I think if your going to use the Fever more for your trip then stepping down in liters might be a good thing after you shed that wetsuit. It's really up to you and how hard do you want to work on paddling into waves when you get back from your trip. You will love the way the board responds with less volume but you will work harder in paddling.
Steve McGuffey
Steve McGuffey - 3 years ago
Great review Noel. So can't decide between the fever in grovel dims, a sampler or stubble. I share the same height and weight as you and am an experienced surfer. Want this board for surfing average Florida days. I ride a rook 15 when the waves get good and as a travel board but need more of an all arounder that can grovel on those weak 1-4ft wind swell days. Looks like you loved the sampler for these conditions but now the fever has me intrigued and any ride reports for the stubble? Thanks.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Steve McGuffey Mine is Team Light which I love but they don't last that long at all. I would Ultra Light unless your down for buying new boards all the time.... Cheers
Steve McGuffey
Steve McGuffey - 3 years ago
Yep that's my standard HPSB width also. Will probably go with either a 5'8' or 5'7" x 19 x 2 3/8" What glass layup did you order yours with? One of the team lights or ultra light?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Steve McGuffey You will love the Fever.... just don't go too wide on the Fever. My Groveler Dims is 19 wide and my HPSB is 18 7/8.
Steve McGuffey
Steve McGuffey - 3 years ago
Thank you for the quick response. That was very helpful. Sounds like the sampler is more skatey from your description. Since I tend to push hard through my turns it sounds like the fever will suit my style of surfing better but will still have some ability to grovel in the weaker waves.Thanks and keep up the great reviews!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Steve McGuffey Glad you like the show. I recommend the Sampler or the Fever for the waves you surf.

The Sampler is really fast down the line but does not have the traction in the pocket compared to the Fever. So you have to decide what's more important to you. The Fever has good speed down the line and feels insane rail to rail.

The Fred Stubble is an average Groveler for me. No real wow factor just average speed, and maneuverability. I hope this helps. Cheers
Connor doherty
Connor doherty - 3 years ago
Hey mate, I had a zeus 6'2 and really loved that board but sadly it snapped today :( what do reckon between the zeus and the fever. I want it for more of the better surf like steep and overhead waves. Love the reviews!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Connor doherty Stoked you like the show and sorry to hear about the loss of your Zeus.

The Fever goes mental for me in 2-6 foot surf and because it has a bit more rocker then the Zeus it can handle bigger, steeper waves. For me the Fever has more speed and flow in and out of turns compared to the Zeus and it's more versatile in wave range. I liked my Zeus but the Fever suits my surfing better. Cheers!!!
Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson - 3 years ago
Hey Noel, legendary review as always.
I was just wondering how you would compare the Fever to the Zeus. I have had strong recommendations for the Zeus although it's not typically a board you hear a lot about but the Fever has been making a lot of noise. What do you think of the two side by side and which would be more suitable for which sort of waves and surfing? Cheers!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chris Wilson Good call!!! Let me know how it goes!!!!
Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson - 3 years ago
I thought that may be the case. Just changed my order to a Fever! Thanks Noel, really appreciate the advice. Keep ripping. Cheers!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
The Fever will suit you better for good waves as it has more rocker throughout. More entry rocker for a steeper take off and continuous rocker to match the curve in a hollow wave.
Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson - 3 years ago
Okay cool, thanks Noel!
I was intending to use my Zeus as more of a good wave board for when it gets slightly steeper, hollower and bigger. It would be my next step up from my Lost V3 Rocket and Tomo Vader. Would you say this was wise or would you recommend a Fever instead for when the waves get more punchy? I would consider a Rook15 for this but am worried that the rocker may be too much of a change from my other boards, hence going with Zeus or Fever... Cheers!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chris Wilson I think the Fever is more neutral, so even a back footed or a front footed surfer will like it. I feel like I am more neutral to front footed of a surfer. Boards like the NF that are dominate back footed surfboards I struggle with.

The other point of difference between the Zeus and Fever is rocker. The Fever has continuous rocker and more entry and exit rocker than the Zeus. To be honest with you I didn't feel the extra rocker in the Fever and it felt more like a staged rocker under my feet. The Fever is going to be more versatile compared to the Zeus. I would ride my Fever in 2-6 foot surf. That's a pretty good range, so I would say the Fever is a better daily driver compared to the Zeus.
Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson - 3 years ago
Hi Noel, thanks for the quick response and detailed feedback.
Would you say the Fever is more suited to rear footed surfers rather than front footed then with regards to teh wide point? What would you say are the pros and cons of the two boards when compared? Which would be best for what sort of waves? Sorry for all the questions, I just ordered a custom Zeus and am considering changing it to a Fever so am in a mild panic. Cheers!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Chris Wilson Thanks glad you liked the review. I liked the Zeus but the Fever has more speed and flow rail to rail. The Fever seems to suit my surfing with the wide point a little back from center so it pivots quickly. The Fever has WOW factor for me with more snap on my turns and seemed to be a bit more forgiving. Maybe it has a bigger sweet spot, or just more user friendly. I hope this makes sense and helps you. Cheers
Brent Rucker
Brent Rucker - 3 years ago
Hi Noel Salas, I absolutely love your show as you have great knowledge that I know I can trust, and your YouTube channel is the first I go to to see a review on a board. Thank you so much for doing what you do.
My question is that on CI’s website, it lists that the Fever is for a weak/mushy wave board to a medium/steep wave board, but not for strong/barrels. However, Pat G says he rides it at 6-8ft backdoor and Haleiwa (aside from weaker waves). Also, when I do a rail view of the shortboards on the CI website, I notice that the Fever has an overall rocker (2 1/2” on tail and 4 7/8” on nose) that is more than some of the other HPSB for strong/barrel waves. I surf the powerful breaks of Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Do you think that the Fever could handle from waist up to head 1/2 at Ocean Beach from steep to strong/barrel conditions? I’m basically looking for a quiver killer. Thank you :)
Brent Rucker
Brent Rucker - 3 years ago
Thanks Noel, I appreciate your help! Looking forward to more of your reviews to come :)
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
I can see how this could be a bit confusing.... I would say the Fever can handle waist high to 1/2 of Ocean Beach no problem. I think the rocker is there for you and it will also go in the waist high waves with a little punch. If I lived where you do I would choose the Fever out of all the CI boards for the size waves as a quiver killer. Good call!!!!.
Alan Millar
Alan Millar - 3 years ago
Awesome surfing and honest reviews! Im surprised no one has asked how the Fever compares to the Fred Rubble as they seem fit the same "allrounder" category. Why would you choose one over the other? Cheers
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Great question and thanks for the props  on the review. The FR I had was just ok for me.... it felt good in the pocket and in carves but it lacked that extra speed down the line.Most of my friends that had a FR said it was the best HPSB they have ever had. From what I understand the FR was great selling board for CI for a good while.The Fever just has something special about it for me. It seemed to have great drive in and out of turns, great down the line speed, and each turn seam to have a bit of flare to it. The 5'7 Fever I rode in this video is a magic board for me. It feels right even when I am off in my surfing, if that makes sense.My good friend Casey who just got a stock 5'10 Fever is freaking on the speed and responsiveness of the Fever too. He is a goofy footer, and I would say that he is an intermediate surfer.  So for him the Fever is legit!!!
MrREMBERY
MrREMBERY - 3 years ago
Hey there Noel. What are the main differences in feel between the Fever and the Black and White? I presumed going to the black and white from a Sampler would be the easiest transition between the two, yet after your review I'm unsure.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
MrREMBERY Epic let me know how you like the Fever!!!

You can get this song on ITunes or go to www.timmycurran.com
MrREMBERY
MrREMBERY - 3 years ago
Awesome I'll be ordering one today. Thanks for the quick reply. Also where can you buy this music. I love this song.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
MrREMBERY The Fever has more speed in and out of turns and it has more snap in my top turns.

The Fever has flare like I have never felt before in a short board.
Oscar murton
Oscar murton - 3 years ago
Yes it answers it you just the best YouTuber replying so fast keep it up love every single video top quality reviews, your such I got guy Ann's a great surfer thank u so much u legend
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Oscar murton Cheers glad you like the show!!!!
Oscar murton
Oscar murton - 3 years ago
Really I thought u were sponsored by Hurley and Channel Islands how do u afford all the boards and how else do u get money and thanks for quick reply
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Oscar murton I am just now starting to get boards sent to me for review from all major surfboard brands. I have reviews coming on boards such as JS Surfboards, Rusty, Hayden Shapes and more. I will also be doing reviews on wetsuit, fins, accessories, etc. All these companies submit equipment for me to review. Some of the stuff I review I get for free, some boards or wetsuits are demos and I have to give them back, and some stuff I pay for.

I do not charge for reviews and none of the companies that I get gear from sponsor me or my reviews would not be unbiased. I hope this answers your question....
Oscar murton
Oscar murton - 3 years ago
How did u get sponsored
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Oscar murton I am not sponsored....
MrREMBERY
MrREMBERY - 3 years ago
Awesome review as always
UCTeeth
UCTeeth - 3 years ago
dude your reviews are so legit! I got a question for a weekend warrior like myself that does basic cutbacks and lip hits, would you recommend the Sampler or the Fever? I usually surf Pismo Beach 2-5 foot range. Cheers man
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Cheers on the comments for the show. Pismo can be pretty punchy beach break but then it can be a bit mushy too. I guess my answer to your question is this.... do you surf waves that are 2-3 more than 3-5? I think you could order the Fever custom and get a great 2 in 1 board just  so long as you don't go to wide. Here is a good example..... my standard high performance DIMS are 5'9 x 18 7/8 x 2 3/8 for the Fever. My Groveler DIMS are 5'7 x 19 x 2 3/8, as you can see I only changed my DIMS a little in two areas and the changes are not super drastic. I am really focused on the length being 2" shorter for quicker turns in smaller waves and not going to wide because that will change the outline of this board too much. If you mostly Grovel in small waves and you are gearing up for Summer then you might just want a Sampler. I hope all of this helps. Cheers!!
Chris Andrews
Chris Andrews - 3 years ago
Hi from Australia. Your style of communication is calm and engaging. Great to watch. The fever looks and sounds super fun.
I was wondering if you could talk to some of your taller riders like over 6.0. Tall skinny guys. Getting there take on boards for this group.
Being tall changes the sweet spot balance point. I am wondering if they preffer a certain board. Say for the range the fever is for.
Im 6.3 176 pounds.

Again super videos.
Cheers
Chris
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
crussandrews Stoked you like the show..... So on your comment I would imagine your struggles are similar to guys that are short and stalky. Custom DIMS are a must right?

If you order a custom Fever the sweet spot should be relevant to the DIMS you order. I know Britt Merrick is 6'6 and pretty thin and he does his HPSB at roughly his height on the B&W and he rips on them. I hope this helps.
Christian69James
Christian69James - 3 years ago
Thanks for the great reviews Noel... ripping brother..!!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
kingsofmayhem Cheers!!!!
zshaw23
zshaw23 - 3 years ago
This or Bunny Chow?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
My 4 board quiver for where you surf would look like this.5'7 Fever (groveler 1-3)5'9 Fever (3-5)5'11 Proton(Round Tail) or Black Beauty 6-86'2 or 6'4 Black Beauty
zshaw23
zshaw23 - 3 years ago
What would be your ideal 4 board quiver.. I had a bunny chow and loved it. Right now I have a Sampler in a 6'1" with a swallow tail that is pretty rad, but seems funky when I but it on rail. then I have a Black and White 6'4" and then I have some JS boards for bigger and more hollow surf (monsta 6 and forget me not)

Looking for more of any everyday board. Mostly surf Blacks and La jolla Reefs and Sunset Cliffs.. thanks

I am 6'4" 210 ( should be 200Lb :) )
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
The Fever hands down for me!!!
zshaw23
zshaw23 - 3 years ago
I though your surfing looked better on the bunny chow
Jack Reed
Jack Reed - 3 years ago
When are the Rusty reviews coming?  I have 5 different models from Rusty.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Jack Reed Maybe a week or two. Hang tight!!!
Manuel Marques
Manuel Marques - 3 years ago
Hi Noel. Big fan of the reviews, keep on the great work!

I was almost convinced on the sampler, but then I´ve got second thoughts after the fever review.. Your help would be much appreciated, here´s the deal:

Im mostly looking for a summer board, but if it could handle the rest of the year when up to 4ft and not hollow (when hollow I have other alternatives) would be perfect. My current board has 5 inches tip nose rocker (1.5 at 12´) and 2.1 tail rocker (0.9 at 12’), staged rocker.
Do you have idea of the rocker dims of your sampler/fever?
I would like a complementary board for the quiver instead of a replacing one.

Thanks in advanced for the help!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Manuel Marques I think your Sampler will suit you fine. I would love to try it as a swallow tail..., let me know how it goes
Manuel Marques
Manuel Marques - 3 years ago
Perfect! Thanks for the quick answer. Regarding the rocker dims, the sampler has a lower rocker than the one I have now right? I think it will suit me fine!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Stoked you like the show. I think if your looking for a Summer board then you will love the Sampler and it can handle up to 4' foot surf (not hollow) just fine. The Sampler has great speed down the line and I would want that for a Summer board in my quiver.The Fever is what I recommend for the 2 in one board. It can be a small wave high performance board in the 2-3 foot range and I would ride my 5'7 Fever in waves up too 5'. I would not recommend the Fever in 0-3 foot range of Grovelers. I think the Sampler or Pod Mod will be way more fun on those gutless days.I hope this helps!!! Cheers
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Lauly Tof I think you will really like the Fever. What you said about the continuous rocker is pretty true for me too. I usually prefer staged rocker boards too but the Fever feels different under my feet and that's why I was So surprised. I don't think it has s flat spot in the rocker but it sure has a great flow to it on the waves.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Taylor Neuer Cheers thanks Taylor!!!!
paul vu
paul vu - 3 years ago
Noel: you're the best surfer on tour and should be on WSL Bracket...smooth turns and very clean surfing...old school mix with youth spirit....the fever is my next purchase....
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
paul vu Thanks for compliments but those guys on tour blow my mind.

You will love the Fever!!! Cheers
Miguel Marquina
Miguel Marquina - 3 years ago
A new CI Board Yaaaay!!!!! Totally destroying it at Lower's. You still working on your airs? If so which board would be your AirBoard?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Miguel Marquina My favorite air board is the Sampler Flexbar and XTR construction because I fall a lot. I need a durable board because I suck at airs.....
Jonathon Mckay
Jonathon Mckay - 3 years ago
Hey Noel, great vids mate!
I'm looking to invest in a new board & hoping you can help me decide between the black & white & the fever. I'm pretty happy with my groveller so looking for a good all round performance shortboard. Would you consider the fever to be a slight step down from the black & white? Would I be trading any responsiveness for the bigger sweet spot & the speed? Which of the two boards do you think would perform better in hollow waves? If you could only choose one HPSB to go with your sampler would you go with the black & white or the fever? Also I'm thinking about investing in the flex bar, do you think that technology is better suited to either one of these boards?
My home breaks are mostly beachies but looking for a go to board when the waves are decent & also to travel with.
I know that there's no magic board that's perfect for all conditions but if I'm going to fork out for the flex bar I want to try to get it right. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Keep up the good work mate!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Jonathon Mckay Thanks for the props on the review.

I think the Fever is more High Performance than the B&W. I also love the Flexbar tech but I have not tried it in a HPSB and on waves over 6'.

I noticed very little to no chatter on the Flexbar construction. I think it has something to do with the high density bar in the board and the layer of high density foam in the middle of the board too that reduces the vibration.

Maybe I will order one soon so I can give you better feedback.
Diogo Fernandes de Oliveira
Diogo Fernandes de Oliveira - 3 years ago
Hi Noel,
Everything ok? On the other day we were changing ideas on the sampler review comments area. I need to buy a groveler and a shortboard, and was planning to buy the sampler to use as my step-down. But now there is this new board, the Fever. Again, your experience with CI boards could be very helpful to my decision. Can you please help me on these 2 questions?

1) What do you think could be a better solution for an intermediate to advance surfer, surfing mostly pointbreaks (portuguese power), and who wants to buy (both high-performance) a groveler and a shortboard: (1) Sampler (groveler dims) and Fever (shortboard dims), (2) two Fevers (groveler and shortboard dims) or (3) other?

2) Following the number (3) of the first question, do you think the Fever holds point break waves with more power as a shortboard (chest to head .5)? The CI website tell us that the board is more suited to weak/medium waves, and I'm still not convinced with the Rook15 (more hollow waves), neither the Black and white.

As always, many thanks!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Stoked my comments help you and let me know what boards you get and how they go for you. Your feedback will mean a lot to me and all the others that read these comments. Cheers!!!
Diogo Fernandes de Oliveira
Diogo Fernandes de Oliveira - 3 years ago
These point breaks that I surf have power but they aren’t very hollow, and often there is some wind that brings some bumps, that’s why I’m not convinced with the Rook15. Using your info I think the Fever can be a good option for a shortboard, as it has a bigger sweet spot, so it’s easier to ride and maybe more all-rounded, so it may not need the waves to be so aligned, which is the case the Rook15 needs to excel.
As always thanks a lot for your comments!! And trying to say a true fact in a funny way, the CI Company should make you a statue so much is the good info you provide on your videos/reviews/comments.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
All is good here and I am sorry if I missed your questions. My thoughts.... If the point breaks you surf have good power then I am not sure you need the Sampler. I love the Sampler for small waves but if the waves are hollow and have some power then I would go with a custom Fever for the 2-3 foot days and I think it could handle the 3-5 surf if you don't go to wide.For a high performance short board in hollow surf I would go with the Fever or Rook 15. Both of these boards have more rocker and they will help with  traction in your turns and the rocker will match the curve of the hollow waves too. The Fever has a bigger sweet spot than the Rook 15 so it's a bit easier to ride too. I also think the Fever is faster down the line.  That's my 2 cents..... I hope this helps. If you surf small mushy waves for the Summer then I would go with a Sampler for those small days.
João Nunes
João Nunes - 3 years ago
Nice review Noel. little help please. i´m 5.7 150 pounds and my everyday board is a rusty the rooster 5.7 27,7 lts. i´m thinking getting a sampler or a fever. What dims? thanks
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Hard to say because I have not ridden the Rusty Rooster but if it can handle tube riding then it must have at least medium entry and exit rocker. On the Sampler I think you will notice immediate speed down the line compared to the Rooster and the Fever. The Fever will feel very responsive and have a bit more snap to it than the Sampler. Can't compare the Fever and the Rooster much without felling one in my hands. Your Rooster is pretty wide at 19.5 for a High Performance short board. If you order the Fever custom I would not go wider than 19 1/4 for someone your size and skill level. The wider you go the stiffer the feel and it will have less maneuverability in the pocket.
João Nunes
João Nunes - 3 years ago
thanks Noel for the quick answer. Well i´m a weekend surfer in the 40´s . surfing about 20 years i might say i´m between intermediate and advanced. one more question, what do you think it will be the main diference i´ll feel with the sampler or the fever considering the rooster.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Looking at the Rusty Rooster DIMS it seems as though it's a pretty good groveler. I would say that the Sampler is going to be more like the Rooster you have. The Sampler is perfect for the Summer months ahead and if you are going with Stock DIMS then I suggest the 5'7" at 26.7 Liters. I know the volume is a little lower then your Rooster but the Sampler paddles really well. What is your skill level? After I know this then I can help you with custom Fever DIMS because the stock DIMS are a bit long and wide for you compared to the Rooster you have.
Jesse Urane
Jesse Urane - 3 years ago
Nice review as always Noel, how'd you compare the fever to the sampler?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Cheers on the review!!! The Sampler is a bit faster down the line but the Fever has more snap and flare in and out of turns. I felt more confident on the Fever Groveler in my turns compared to the Sampler. Both boards are great but the Fever does have that High Performance feel even in the small stuff and super easy to surf.
Rad-Dad
Rad-Dad - 3 years ago
Your surfing look absolutely on-point riding the Fever. Timmy Curran's music is a perfect match for your vids... love that.
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
Cheers on the comments!!! I really like Timmy's music too.
MattyBespoke
MattyBespoke - 3 years ago
yo.. quick question im 6'0 around 205 lbs & only been surfing long boards & I'm looking to step down don't know if I should drop down to a heavy 6'0 or go with something around 6'3ish!
P A
P A - 3 years ago
That was directed to the Matt on his step downs..I feel lost RNF is better for step downs especially big dudes like him. CHeers enjoy your vids!
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
P Avelino I reached out to the folks at Lost and hopefully I can get on some of their sleds. Cheers!!!!
P A
P A - 3 years ago
Go to a lost RNF 6'6"-6'8"
MattyBespoke
MattyBespoke - 3 years ago
thanks
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
This is going to be a big transition and I suggest going with a 6'3 or longer at first and then gradually go shorter. The 6'3 will feel really responsive compared to your longboard. Cheers!!!
Geoff Koop
Geoff Koop - 3 years ago
Looks epic!
Waxfoot
Waxfoot - 3 years ago
Awesome review mate! Do you reckon you'd take that Fever to a place like the Mentawais?
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Surf n Show Reviews - 3 years ago
ABSOLUTELY!!! Stoked you like the review. The Fever is so quick rail to rail and incredible snap or flare!!!

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