I went to surf shop today with list of boards which I had narrowed down after online research. All the boards were Firewire except for CI Fred Rubble. I just wanted to see and feel the boards in person before I make final decision. I was leaning towards Unibrow when I entered the shop, however I was not too keen on the round tail. I would much prefer a squash. The guy in the store basically told me that for the money I might as well get a firewire since the fred rubble "as good as it is ...just won't last as long as a firewire". The guy in the shop said to me ..."don't get a UB ...go for a CC instead". He said he loved it and uses it at breaks as me. For some reason it was a board that had previously skipped my attention. I picked it up and instantly it felt good. I want to get one. Probably a 5'9 or 5'10. I already have a 6'2 JS Joel Parkinson which is just slightly under volume for me. It paddles like shit and is not suitable in majority of surf but I still use it sll the time. I also have a 6'4 JS V2.1 which is way over volume. But it's fun and easy to ride ...great in smaller stuff. Especially when my local break is small as the waves are often very full so the extra size and volume helps get in early. My question is how far realistically will the CC take me in both directions - smaller and larger. I just want an opinion from others - not just the guy in shop trying to make a sale. My local break is a beach called 'the farm' on south east coast of Australia. It is predominately medium (waist) to large, often overhead+ sets. Though long rolling waves with some full/fat sections. With a long paddle back through the breakers after catching long right handers. Other spots nearby such as Mystics are more punchy, quick and less predictable. Will CC match theses conditions? Thanks
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