I'm an almost 50 year old 200 pounder, not really a beginner but not very good at surfing either. I mostly ride a big fat 7'0 fun board and was looking for something a little more challenging. I settled on a 6-0 sweet potato despite all of the advice to go smaller. It seemed like most of the advice was from experienced short boarders, which i certainly am not. I couldn't be happier with my choice, it paddles well, gets up on mushy 2' doheny waves and once up and going makes me feel like a pro being so maneuverable on a wave. So if you're a long boarder or someone with not so much experience, don't hesitate to size up a bit from most of the advice. I'm happy I did.
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- Dec 2011
Potato 5'2" /Vanguard 5'6"/Potatonator 5'8"/ Spitfire 5'8" / Quadraflex 6'0" / Flexflight 9'0"
Fins: Elevons, Solus, Controlllers, Jordy,AM2,
- Aug 2012
5'8" - 170lbs / 172cm - 77kg
503 x 21.25 x 2.4, 32.4L Baked Potato TG (pending), Futures
504 x 21.50 x 2.5 , 35.7L Sweet Potato FST, Jordy + Q400
508 x 20 x 2.4, 31L SpitFire FST, FEA Techflex
Fin Tree: EA Techflex, Jordy Smith L, MulCoy 5-fin, Deviant Fin, QD400 Rears
There's nothing a good surf session can't cure!