I went from a 6'5, 19', 2.75' swallow tail in San Diego, which I surfed up to overhead waves to a 5'10, 18.5', 2.1/4' squash tail in Japan, in small waves, maybe chest high on the best sets. My dimensions: 6'1, 175lbs
Now I want to get a more traditional shortboard when I get back to SoCAl, like the one I've been riding here in Japan. Most people I've talked to said that 5'10 is too short for me, but I love the way it handles and how responsive it is.
Anybody here around my size who has experience riding boards under 6'?
Thanks for the help!