For the summer, I’ve been working with 9:Fish Surfboards to test out some boards within their line and bring the first ever surfboard reviews to Gear.com. The first 9:Fish board I got to try was the 6’2 Seared Ahi, 9:Fish’s most popular, and arguably most versatile board.
Before we get to the meat and potatoes of the Seared Ahi, lets chat a bit about my surfing abilities. I think it’s important to disclose my own ability levels and previous riding experience before you read any further. I began surfing less than a year ago, when I spent a while surfing in Costa Rica. I was instantly addicted, and squeezed in another trip to the Northwest coast in October, despite being full time graduate student. Writing my thesis and studying in the car didn’t matter, so long as I made it back to the waves! This whole time I was surfing on a 6’8 epoxy, super floaty, very beginner board. Since moving to the coast, I’ve been surfing every day for 2 months now, but I am definitely still a novice surfer.
Now, enough about me. Lets talk fish. Specifically, Seared Ahi. First, here’s the rundown of all the specs.
9:Fish Seared Ahi-Specs and Features
6 foot 2 inches long
3 inches thick, 22 inches wide, and 16 inches at nose and tail.
Quad fin setup- put the big fins in back when you first get the board for added stability, then when you’re comfortable, move them to the front fin boxes for a looser back end that turns more precisely.
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