Should I go for another bigger Hellfire?
Recently purchased a 5'10 Hellfire in September, bloody love it. Better than I expected and instantly noticed improvements to my surfing in tight spots...later take offs, steeper waves, hold in the pocket and speed. Took it Morroco in Oct and this was all I surfed.
It's because I love it so much I am thinking of a 'winter' Hellfire, what I mean is, although I probably should, I don't really want a different model because for my standard and frequency of surfing its blimming brilliant. I get to surf 2/3 times most weeks whenever there is swell spring to autumn, however, Winter poses a trickier conundrum. Essentially, in Winter surfs are limited to the weekend or the odd dawny when meetings allow a slightly late start but tend to involve chunkier surf and more paddling. Add together less paddle fitness off the bat and lots more rubber I am thinking of purchasing a bigger version of the Hellfire as a Winter board, either 6.2 or 6.4. I want to have more paddle assitance without losing the performance of the board but I don't want to much volume to duck dive the bigger sets.
I'd like a 6'4 but it comes in at 36'7 litres and maybe I only need a 6'2. I might just be trying to find a quick fix but the model itself is perfect.......any thoughts would be appreciated!