I'm 6'2" 215 lbs, 41 years old. In pretty good shape from the gym, but haven't surfed that much for the last 10 years and would put my level realistically at the lower spectrum of intermediate. My idea of perfection is a head high wave, maybe a little bit bigger -- and just making big carves on the face. I don't really have any interest in blasting airs or anything.
So. Currently I'm riding a big guy tri (Channel Islands MBB I bought back in 1999) with dimensions 7'4" x 21" x 3" and I like it quite a bit... can even get into little knee high waves pretty easily, which we see a lot of here in Los Angeles. I have a hard time duck diving when it gets over chest high, though, and I was thinking of getting a Hellfire for those conditions.
My question is... I was leaning toward a 6'10" Hellfire, which already has a volume of 47.7 (versus the 53-59 suggested from the calculator)... but after browsing this forum, I'm starting to worry even that might be too big. What do you guys think?