I haven’t been able to surf quality waves on this yet but that’s exactly what I got this for. At times I feel like, despite going shorter than boardcave recommended, if I lose any more weight it could feel a bit too floaty but then again after two hrs in the water that buoyancy and paddle power really helps getting into waves early and generating speed. Being new to Florida I bought this board to fit the conditions here and for the fact I’d been out of surfing for a few years, let me say I’ve been very impressed so far. It’s exactly what I had seen on the various YouTube review videos put out by far better surfers than me. Very fast, able to make sections then very maneuverable when turning off the back foot.
In my situation having not surfed for a long while and now living in Florida (surfing both sides) this is the perfect board that will take me far beyond the level I was at before in waves that lack a bit of power.
I would definitely buy again.