I have been surfing for many years and I have been pretty set in my surfboard selection ways. In the past few years I have been looking for a “Crossover” surfboard. I am a mid-sized guy, 5’11”, 198 lbs. I spend most of my younger days on the North Shore of Hawaii and California boards are just not the same.
I currently have had a Robert August 7’2″ that I could not give up. You know that board that you can ride on any day. Last year I bough my daugher a Randy French 6’6″ board which was awesome. I tried it and realized I needed a board that would float m3 better. I found that as a rule of thumb almost all Surftech boards float you about 20% better than a conventional fiberglass board. One thing that you might not know is that All Surftech boards have foam in them and there not hollow epoxy boards!! That is what makes them float better and have better response.
Then, some months back I bought a Phil Becker 6’8″Hybrid board. I love this board. It is made for both young and older big guy. It floats like a larger board but is lose as a 5’11’ board. Strong and it looks good.
I suggest you find your nearest SurfTech dealer and get one for your Quiver.