I have been surfing in total for about 6 weeks now (on surftrips once, twice daily). I prolly can manage around 6 weeks of surftrips in a year or so. I ride a 8'2' BIC pop out but I feel that its holding me back right now due to it being so big and hard to move around quickly. I pop up on it fairly easy, manage to catch face of the wave, bottom turn front and backside and thats about it. The biggest problem I have is positioning i.e. finding/ getting the right spot to catch the wave partly due to the lack of maneuverability of the board (the other reason is I prolly still suck at reading the ocean). My question is, is it worth for me to downsize now?? I surfed a bit on a 7'6" BIC and it was a lot more maneverable and I didnt feel any difference in my wave catchin ability. I thought about getting this http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A ... =VAQEforFR
I realy like the idea of this board but I am afraid it might be too small. Anyone has any advice on shape and size I should look for?? I know it would be best to try some stuff first but I dont think I have any possibilities to do that.
Ps. I am 70 kg and 173 cm tall and I am fairly fit as I do other sports
Thanks in advance for your help!