i changed my mind to both. this summer i surfed big (3-4 feet with bigger sets when i went in, and getting bigger,and i was the only girl, and the only under 20 or something in a lineup of not very many people at all) and when i got out it was completely blown out and you couldnt get out again if you tried, scerry. i only rode one, caught 2 and bailed on the 1st one got trashed. but the one i caught was incredible. and i caught another big one which was like shoulder/neck high on me. and it was so cool. so yes. i think both because there were some great smaller days too.
while reading this and thinking 3-4 isnt nearly head high the stupid kook etc, bear in mind i am quite short.