What size Hellfire to get?
Great forum with heaps of informative info, love it.
My conundrum is what size Hellfire do i get. I am currently surfing a 6'6 hybrid which is a swallowtail and based on a fish with a little more performance built in. It surfs great in all conditions and went extremely well on a recent trip to Lombok in overhead waves. Problem is im getting older 45 and hate paddling out the back through tons of white water and then paddling for waves. All my mates are on Firewires and during an average 3 hr session get probably double the waves i get. We will paddle for the same waves and whereas i will just miss it they are up and riding while im still paddling. I grabbed my mates spitfire 6'4 quad setup and oh my god. Great for paddling and caught heaps of waves. was a little skatey for my liking as i am use to a thruster but gee it went well. If anything it maybe could have been a little bigger (longer in size). Im 200lb (around 90kg) 6ft'2 have been surfing for around 33 years and hit the water nowadays once to twice a week sometimes more if its good. So im now looking at a hellfire as my all rounder and am considering a 6'6 instead of a 6'4
Im also looking at using it as a thruster setup with FCS PC-7 fins.
Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.