I’m fortunate that I stumbled upon Honu, and their friendly and competent leader, Mark.
The Bondi 9’3 is exactly what I hoped it would be!
I thought the soft and convenient carry strap might be in the way, but it helps find the centerline when I jump to surf stance without having to look down. And it’s a place to push my front foot against. The tail has a comfortable step deck that provides great traction.
The paddle is a work of art! Bamboo blade fused to carbon 3 piece. Most ergonomic handle I’ve held! Ultra light.
I’m 145# and wanted to go as small as possible so I asked Mark about the 8’6.
He said “Nah mate. That for kids. You want the 9’3”. He was right!
This board is FUN FUN FUN