Sabalo or Cape Fear will outperform the FnD or Malady X factor anywhere.
for that matter, so would our lovely little lakers.
Ya only need to get one of em hooked on something like a Cape fear and all his mates will want one. No doubt about it.
I see these blokes load for bear
big rods, heavy tackle and lots of it. This is in part why I think the Cape Fear 16 is just what they are looking for.
I have the plans for this boat and have been meaning to build it for a couple of years now, but I just don't play in the surf much anymore. If I were fishing those conditions for solid fish like those guys were getting, be sure, one would be in my shed right now.
Even better, IMHO, would be a SOT based on matt's Sasquatch 16.5 hull bottom panels. Huge load capacity, superb stability and a very good paddler. She would handle that surf with aplomb. Heck, on a good day, i would even take my Sas canoe as she is now out in that.