I broke my 6'1 custom Bill Johnson on the the Hurricane Sandy swell here in Puerto Rico a couple of weeks ago. So, i'm in kind of a hurry to buy a new shortboard thats why I dont place a custom order anywhere. I been visiting surfshops all over the island with no luck of finding a 5',10 - 6'1 with a 2.5 thickness.
But, i found a MB Firewire 6'0 x 18 3/4 x 2 9/16 and I love howit feels under my arm. I have never ridden a firewire, so really dont klnow what to expect. My main concern with the board is floatation. Why?, because I've been used to riding 2.5 thick boards.
My weight is 182 lbs/ pounds right now fluctuating beteween 180-185 constantly and i consider my self a advanced experinced surfer.
So my question is, do you think that 2 9/16 will float me well?. I have friends that their weiight is slightly higher than mine and use regular PU boards with a 2 3/8 thickness. But they tell me that the floatation depends oo if its choppy surf vs glassy surf (paddleling wise).
I really havent buy it because it is a very expensive surfboard and i want to be sure about the floatation issue vs lowering the thickness Ive been used to.
should i consider this board?
any comment will help
thanks!!, and excuse my english...