Absolutely 5 stars. I purchased my Ghost specifically for the cold, big(ish), full-on wetsuit Winter days...and perhaps the ofd hurricane swell of the Fall. At 6.2 and 200lbs (before the wetsuit goes on) and 60+ yrs old, I wanted, and got, paddling power, drive and stability which the ghost more than delivered.
My only suggestion would be to slim down the rails just a bit...would sacrifice some volume for added grip on steep drops and carving turns but trust me when I say that is speaking more to my own limitations than anything to do with this well-balanced board.
fcs2 Accelerator Large; typically set up as a quad