You should definitely demo an Ocean Rodeo Jester, I would describe it as "the ultimate lake surfboard". It needs kite power to be fun and it slashes little waves very well but can't actually surf properly. I've never ridden it with straps myself but it's designed to be used with or without and a lot of people do ride it with straps. It eats chop and is also great for strapless airs (not that you'd care). It's good for travel at just under 5'2" as well.
Here are 10 board options that meet your criteria above exactly. Note: These boards are designed for Small Wave riding, but when used without straps they also lend well to Strapless Freestyle. However these are NOT dedicated freestyle boards like the Duotone Voke or the North Comp as examples.
I'm 160lbs. Use a 2016 North 5'2" Whip. Super fun, one board quiver! Fast, early planing, great upwind. Loves long wide carving or snapping off the lips. Easily goes vertically up the wave.1234567Simon wrote: ↑Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:50 pmDear all,
I am looking for a directional kite Wave Board for small, imperfect, mushy Waves. (WITH STRAPS)
No matter if fully onshore, or Sidedhore.
All Boards I found, and were advised to me, are also recommended as light wind Boards.
I DO NOT LOOK FOR A LIGHTWIND BOARD.
I would use it from 5m to 12 (so aprox. from 11kn to 25). Always enough wind, also to have fun with a normal small twinTip.
Right now I have a celero 5‘8“.
I really enjoy it, and the 5‘8“ is said to fit my body weight (72kg /160pound).
I newer had the feeling it is too small, but I always have the feeling it could be smaller. Really nice on wide long turns...
Again, 7m kite with enough power for me, with ankle to hip high waves (yes right: waves up to aprox. 1,00meter wave-faces) - if they are not even breaking with whitewater.... I do not care... I still want to “pretend“ I am riding waves...
Maybe you have got an Idea.
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