I live in so cal, mainly surf Bolsa Chica where it ranges from 1'-3' mushy summers to 6' clean winters. I have been trying to transition from longboard to short. I went from my noserider log, to a 7'6" addvance, and moved on to a beat up used 6'8" Tuflite Al Merrick Flyer. I can now get by just fine on this, riding the face, pumping up and down the wave and cutting back once in a while but I am a weak paddler and can only get in the water on weekends.
I loved how the 7'6" Addvance was a great transition board which was my gateway to a new found love for surfing a shorty. I heard much praise about the Dominator so I would like to go back to Firewire.
So forum, what size board and fins would you recommend?? I am 31, 5'10", 170 lbs give or take with weak arms. I have been surfing pretty much every weekend in the bolsa chica area for about 2 years now, I can catch the wave fine, pump up and down the face and cutback once in a while. Would love some feedback in size.
Here are the specs to my flyer:
6'8" x 20.5" x 2.88", 45L volume.
Cheers guys and thanks for reading. I was thinking a 6'2" or 6'0".
-Surf Ninja, Weekend Warrior.