Hoping you might be able to help me with a sizing question, I'm considering getting a Hellfire but am stuck on which one to go for. It would be my only board for the time being, but I might add a Sweet Potato or similar in the future.
I'm 34, 175lb and been surfing for 5 years. Current standard is at the lower end of intermediate. Realistically only get 30/40 days surfing a year. My last board was a 6'2 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8, similar shape to a Futura. I really liked it when I was up and surfing but the volume was a bit low for me so I missed a lot of waves and was struggling to make late drops. I'm currently using a 6'3 x 21 1/2 x 2 3/4 Fourth Chilli Bean, but at 38L I find it too much volume and it just feels like a bit of a barge.
The volume calculator has me on 35L so I think I could go with either the 6'2 (33.7L) or 6'4 (36.7L). Am leaning towards the 6'4 as I live in the UK and the waves often lack power, also figured the extra volume would help me get into the them a bit earlier on the occasions they do have a bit of punch. Having said that I demo'd a 5'10 Potatonator recently which is the same volume and thought it was still maybe a touch too floaty. I can also demo a 5'10 Dom, but not a Hellfire.
What do you guys think? I'm open to any other suggestions as well.
Thanks! (and apologies for the long post)