So ive been surfin a 7'4'' Gun for the past month and a half, and its nice and all, but im starting to hit bigger, steeper, and hollow ass waves (round 6 feet faces and so) and i want something smaller so i can get in them easier. Today i was out, and it was the final straw when i missed a couple of tubes due to the fact that i didnt get in quick enough and then eating some xxxxx. Anyway, i was thinking about this Santa Cruz board, its a 6'6'' but it has a lot of width and thickness. It is 19.8 inches wide and 2.5 inches thick. I myself am 5'11' but weigh 175. So i think it would be good in that it still has some bouyancy but is smaller so i can realy carve the wave up and get in and out alot easier. Just wondering if you guys had any opinions. Im pretty new to surfing, but progressing fast, and thats why i didnt want anythin too thin or narrow, but what do u guys think??? would it be a good first board to start really ripping it with?
sorry, i know alot of you dont care, but ur opinions would matter alot
oh and here is a link to the board