Hellfire or Spitfire (215lb, oahu east side)
Looking for some words of wisdom...Im interested in getting a board between my current 66 alternator (36L) and my 610 tuflite quad rusty piranha (48L). I weigh 215lbs (98kgs), 60 tall. Im very fit, I don't have much weight to lose. So I surf mostly east side of oahu and south shore in summer. My 610 piranha has been my go to board because it catches everything. I rarely surf the 66 alternator, but when I do its a mix of elation and disappointment. Disappointment on those days when Im not catching many waves and get noodle arms too quickly, and elation on those nice wave days when I catch waves with steep faces and turn on a dime! Its like a rice rocket compared to my big piranha. But I really think the 6'6" alternator is a bit too small.
The piranha however is too much board, Im progressing away from just cruising down the line aspect and want to cut hard and try to throw small buckets. The piranha is also a problem in heavy surf on the inside, it doesnt duck dive! So Im thinking Spitfire 64 (41.5 L) or Hellfire 66 (39.7 L). I would like this Spitfire or Hellfire to be my 95% board, east side onshore storm surf, clean steep surf, chest high up to 4 overhead. Also Im in hot pursuit for my first barrels. Any recommendations/suggestions? Mahalo.
60 tall, 215lbs, intermediate skills, 36yrs old, 5 years surfing, 66 ALT, 610 Tuflite Rusty Piranha.