Josh Hall Fish

Billy Ocean

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First part of this video shows Devon Howard surfing a Josh Hall long fish. I briefly had a 6’8 quad fish from Josh Hall and it was a really nice board but not what jumps to mind when I think step up. There seems to be a lot of variation among his fish models though

 
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Not really an answer to your question but maybe it gives you an idea about sizing. My DD is a 5'2 Ross Concepts Tropical Keel and my 'step-up' is a 5'6 Christenson fish.
 

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As I recall there is lots of info about the Josh Hall long fish and other long fish designs on Jamboards. There are a number of good threads on there to glean information from.
 
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I guess over priced is the wrong way to put it because they’re is a very clear market for them and people are willing to pay it so it seems if the market dictates prices then it’s not over priced.


Solid beautiful boards for sure.
 
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agree, especially the amount of work that goes into Josh Hall's boards. The twin keel fish I have is an absolute work of art. Beautiful color and glass work. I expect to have it and be able to surf it for many, many years. I will say that I haven't had the best experience with the durability of the 2-3 CCs I've had.

I'd put Burch and Lovelace in this kinda premium category too. Smart business for a shaper if you have the demand to support the pricing.
 

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I have a 10'0" twin keel fish that I ride in place of a longboard (not Josh Hall shaped, but same idea), I paddle it sometimes too. Essential board for California IMO, and I always have a blast on it. It surfs anything, honestly.
 
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bluemarlin04

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I have a 10'0" twin keel fish that I ride in place of a longboard (not Josh Hall shaped, but same idea), I paddle it sometimes too. Essential board for California IMO, and I always have a blast on it. It surfs anything, honestly.
I have one too.

I’d never go back to a single fin Log when it’s small

My 9’8 twin keel is incredibly fun. Catches anything and goes sooooo fast. It’s like riding a dragster.
 

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If anyone has pics of a shorter J Hall fish, I’d love to see them

most of what I’ve been able to find have been pics of his long fish