I have really gotten into surfing this past year and have had pretty good success on my 9'4" Bing longboard. With that said where I surf in SC is all beachbreaks and the waves get a little steep when they're bigger. So that's gotten me thinking that I need yet another board, this time one of the shorter variety. After doing a bunch of research I've stumbled upon the ADDVance and this forum. Great forum by the way.
So for my specifics, I'm 6'2", about 165-170 lbs, and have been surfing for a little over a year. As I live about 2 hours from the beach I really only get to the water a few times a month. With that said my wife and I recently went to a surf camp in Costa Rica (SurfSimply) and have really improved and gotten much more consistant. Now when I fail to catch the wave or wipeout I know what I did wrong and how to correct the mistake. I would rate myself as a early intermediate surfer.
My wife and I both started this slippery slope called surfing at the same time. She's 5'3" and around 125lbs. Should she also be looking at an ADDvance and what size would be appropriate for her?? Best part about having a wife who's into surfing is that we totally enable each other when it comes to buying surfing equipment...
I would like the ADDvance for those days where the waves are a little bigger, but with that said we don't get huge waves in South Carolina. Just looking for a fun alternative to the long board. So with that said, after reading the numerous posts on the forum relating to size I'm uncertain about which length would be best for me? Any input is more than appreciated!