Packed with fun and ready to rip
I live in Bend Oregon and have recently started surfing in the whitewater park. We have three waves in Bend and often the bottom wave is the least crowded. I spent a few weeks on an ocean specific 6'10" Fish paddling into the bottom wave getting a feel for the river. It was fun, but the nose would dive and I had to constantly be walking the board to get a very short ride. All that changed with the Badfish SK8 HV. It paddles in effortlessly and once on the wave provides a solid platform for progression and fun. The board feels much more stable than a traditional short board, yet it is still extremely nimble and easy to maneuver. I found popping up to be easy and the concave full length pad gives you mad grip. The board is definitely much more capable than I am, and I look forward to progressing in the sport of river surfing.