I'm looking at buying a new board for myself before I go to Morocco next year and I'm currently decided to go for the Dom.
Facts: 24 years old, 85 kg (187 lbs) and 1.84 m (6.04 feet) tall. My physical fitness is rather good, I do a lot of strength training, swimming, cross-country skiing and so on.
I have surfed on and off for 5 years now, but since I live in Norway I don't get to surf that often really. Either I have to drive 10 hours to the west coast, or else I go to southern Europe or Morocco mostly. I think I would characterize myself as "low intermediate" surfer; I do have a 7S Aussie Fish 6'7"x 20 3/4"x 2 5/8", not sure about the volume though, that I do get up on to. I actually surfed a Lost Rocket 6'0 (33 L or so) in indo this summer, but this board was too small for me. I did get up once in a while, but in general I was just paddling for my life and seeing other surfers spraying water in my face. You get it..
I'm thinking of the Dominator as it would do good as a versatile board that I can take out in any conditions. I will not surf larger surf than head high/overhead (just because I don't have the skills), and in Norway waves are often very fat and needs a board which generates a lot of paddle speed. Do you think this is a right board for me? I do have to emphasize that I want a board that will get me many waves!
Any suggestions what size and volume to go with? In Norway I mainly use a 5 mm wetsuit so that should be added to my weight. Im thinking either 6'2" or 6'4". I mainly want to go for 6'2", but I just fear a board that small will impact the wave count. What do you think? I still want a board that feels loose and fun, so maybe the 6'4" will feel to big...? Any help is appreciated