Hi, I just ordered a 6'8" Dom and I think it'll be right for me but wanted to hear opinions. I'm 6'1", 230 lbs, good fitness, and a beginner-ish surfer. I grew up in Hawaii and bodyboarded for about 5-years through high school with minimal surfing. After that I didn't surf for about 10-years since I was on the mainland, but just moved back this year and have been surfing 2-3 times/week on average since I've been back (more like 5x/wk when there's a swell, 1x when there isn't). I've also snowboarded pretty seriously for 8 years, and wakeboarded a bit.
Will this be a good board for me? I live on the south shore of Oahu and in summer I surf mostly 2-5' mushier waves, and surf bigger waves on the north shore in winter. I'm not really comfortable when its bigger than 2' overhead. Right now I'm surfing a 7'4" hybrid with an enormous amount of foam: 704 Big Boy Stinger. This board is so floaty I can't duck-dive too deep, but I'm usually ok until it gets overhead. I'm hoping I'll still keep good paddle power with the Dom for catching waves.
I also picked up some SA-4 quad fins for when the new board gets here. Will those be ok for me as a beginner at 230 lbs/95kgs with this board? Can't wait to try this baby out!
P.S. Thanks to all who have contributed to this forum, it made my decision-making a lot easier.