I have been surfing for about 6 months and about 6 weeks ago I moved down from my 7'6 funboard to a 5'8 Lost Bottom Feeder that my buddy let me buy off of him. The transition was fairly easy (took about one session to get use to the board) and now I am having a blast with the bottom feeder. However, the bottom feeder is more of a hybrid shortboard as it has a ton of volume (21.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches thick) in comparison to a standard shortboard, especially for a guy my size (a little over 5'6 and 145 pounds).
It works well on days up to about overhead but the problem is that it has almost no rocker and I have problems nailing really steep drops which makes sense since the board is meant for smaller surf. So I am thinking for those days, I should have a more standard shortboard so here I am asking what anyone here recommends in terms of dimensions or particular boards.
Thanks for any recommendations!