Written on: 06/08/2011 by RoyalOak
The potbelly suits me, since I'm more a front foot surfer than a back foot. They take a bit of getting used to because of the volume, but I don't agree they that they are for average surfers or not steep waves. I really find it predictable and trustworthy in bigger stuff. The biggest I've had it out in is 10ft in Manly Sydney where I live, but I have a suspicion this board would suit waves like Cloudbreak. It doesnt look like it should work (its all round, short etc) but despite the looks,... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2010
Well Done Geoff and the Team, got my new Zot about a month ago and been itching for a decent swell.
A great team, willing to help to ensure you best board for what
THE BEST BOARD I HAVE OWNED! i love the feel and flexability.
thanks for the great work. look forward to getting my next custom board.....
Joseph Armanios (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2010
I have ridden mccoys for the past 10 years, (2-6'6" a 6'0" and a 7'0") These boards give you a smile and you will catch heaps of waves! I am a heavier dude (210 pounds) so a normal waffle is not an option, but I have my secret weapons. I lend my boards out all time and everybody who rides them comes back with a sh*# eating grin. I have surfed these boards on every type of surf and they work very well (not so much on really steep barreling waves beacause the butt end of the boards is huge)... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2010
I've owned a 6'6" allround thruster nugget for nearly a year now. It's progressed my surfing a lot seeing as it has been my first sub 7' board and my turns have come on massively. Paddling speed is superb, it has plenty of momentum and carves can be buttery smooth in decent surf. It can add a real flow to your surfing. It's fairly loose, but not overtly so.
But, it's a bit sluggish in smaller surf (below 3ft), lacking speed out of turns and drive. Creating speed isnt easy and youre sort of... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010
I think these boards need to be reviewed in context. Geoff is pitching them to 'average' surfers - and for that I think they are ok. Great paddle power - but a little bit 'clunky'. Probably most suited to the occasional weekend surfer rather than MrHardcore. I think McCoy is right - too many shapers are producing 'pro' style boards, however everyone now is starting to shape fish / hybrid / funboards - many of which will do the job for the average dude.
Growing up in Avoca in the late 70's /... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2010
I had an custom PU McCoy Nugget shaped by the great man himself, single fin, 5'11" x 19 3/4 x 2 3/4. I weight 65 kgs and am 5'7". I am 33 yoa, am fit and have no trouble riding modern shortboards, have surfed for 16 + years and have a quiver of 6 boards for differing conditions. I brought mine for a change up board to add to the quiver. Negative - For me the board lacked drive, the rails were too thick, I slid out heaps and I found it slow and sluggish. The board is not made for smaller... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009
Now that I've been riding Nuggets for ten years I thought I should put down a review.
I now own 4 of them... and I still ride the original one that I bought in 1999! Sure it's kind of beaten up but normally a board lasts me a maximum of 2-3 years before it dies.
The Geoff McCoy Nugget is, for me, the best surfboard ever! I have a few other types of boards that I still ride sometimes but none of them can come close to the ride I get on the Nugget.
I often come in from the surf and talk... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2009
i have a 6'6 Mccoy Surfboards Nugget and love it. surftech (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2009 by cycd
I find my nugget (potbelly) a good board to brak things up a bit when you get stale etc, they are definately easy to paddle and catch waves on.
It does'nt have as good a turning circle as a shortboard (wide tail obviously) but does pivot nicely off the wide round tail and if you set your turns up can be surfed fairly vert , fig 8 turns and floating etc are easy and fun on the nugget. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by cardiffsurfer
Ususally ride a fish or my longboard - so thought i would take a gamble on this Mccoy Surfboards Nugget as it seemed to meld the two toghter- and i wasnt wrong! 6'6" surftech model was purchased about two weeks ago and its been nothing shourt of awesome , the massive volume means you catch waes really easy , and i can still duckdive it with no real problems. turns excellently , but what i really liked was the drive i could get off the tail . just waiting for some bigger hollower waves to... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2009 by Tommytwinfin
The Mccoy Nugget board has made me remember why I first got into surfing - the addictive exhilaration of catching and riding a wave. When the evolution of surfing design shifted to thrusters and thinner more slender boards my enjoyment of surfing wanned. I traded in my MR twin fin for the tooth picks that the pros used that took surfing to a new level but as I got older and heavier, I found the new boards made catching waves hard work and no longrer fun. Refusing to buy a Mal, I stopped... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2009 by walesurf (1 review written)
Been riding a Mccoy Surfboards Nugget for about a year now.......its the best! This board loves the late drop and fast walling waves. Great in the beach breaks and points alike. These boards are a bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. You will not regret investing in one of these boards. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2009 by paulntexas
I have a McCoy Clone from a guy in FLorida that makes a real quality board. Maybe only 90% as good as the real Nugget, but at half the price, it's a good value and still out performs just about any normal board in wave catching ability and is so manuevable but in control. It's the best board in the water for 3' mushy wind chop or 10' hollow barrels. It's almost impossible to find a drop to steep to make, which is one of the biggest surprises since that is seldom talked about. If you can... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2009
Buy one today. I cannot say enough good words about this McCoy Surfbords Nugget surfboard. Paddles and catches waves great. Turns better than anything in my quiver. Never look back! (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2008 by noosa06
Coming from cronulla and now surfing in noosa and surrounds, the mccoy nugget surfboard has done the job in many different types of conditions from the points to beach breaks its on the job its different thanks to geoff mccoy and cheyne horan for the development (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2008 by AID (1 review written)
Buy a poly board, go surf and you will never look back! Fast, so easy to catch waves and take off, fluid and smooth and if the surf gets big, you will be laughing. Only bad point is for the non McCoy users, they definately do not have as big a smile as a McCoy rider has. The McCoy Surfboards Nuggest is awesome. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by stalefish (1 review written)
I've paddled and looked too many times down that line to see a pretty nice walling wave and I'm not on it; this gets you there and then it's up to you. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2008
Really good to paddle, the board is in tune with the waves, great glass job. Only bad point is that everyone wants to ride it, and some one tried to steal my board twice. If someone does steal this board I'll just have to buy another and well recommend Mccoy Surfboards Nugget. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2005 by Cag (1 review written)
My first Mccoy was a single fin nugget that I bought 4 years ago because I was feeling a bit stale in the water and I needed a bit of variety. I now have a 7'2 gun and a 6'4 nugget (both thrusters).
I started surfing in the 80's and as a gromet I looked up to power surfers like TC, Crammey and kong. The big moves back then were vertical re-entries, round house cut backs and floaters. And it was these moves that I cut my teeth on and developed.
As surfing evolved to the air the boards got... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2004 by surfinsmiley (1 review written)
most shops sell Mccoy Surfboards Nugget as a begginers boards when in fact they are like a"subaru impressa" of surfboads, anyone can drive one really fast and not crash very much.
Most people are stuck on the "normal" shortboard, that`s really only good if your "mr slater".
So fast that when you fall off it`s of the back of the board, not over the nose like you do on boards with tiny rails.
The wide tail is the accelaerator that most boards don`t have. (read more)
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