I've been surfing for three years 5 days a week. I'm 45 yo, 6'3", 205 lbs. (95 kl). I love my 6'8" alternator and will continue to surf it in head high and above but i thought i'd try other boards for our crumblier and smaller days like everyone suggests. (thanks NEV!). I have surfed my 6'4" spitfire maybe 10 times (not in a row) and it feels really unstable side to side on the pop up (like it's not sure which direction i'm going) and when i stand up on it in steep sections sometimes it just squirts out from under me as i get to my feet or when i do have control on smaller waves i feel like i'm standing on a shoebox that doesn't want to carve for me.
I hear great things about the spit on this forum and am wondering if i am the wrong skill level or just surfing the wrong waves for this board. I also have a 6'6" hellfire which fells better once i'm up and riding but also a little less stable on the pop up than the 6'8" alternator.
Does the spit (and to a lesser degree the hellfire) require a better surfer? or am i just in the wrong waves for this board. i have two clips of my local break if it helps. these are both the size i would have tried the Spitfire with horrible results and the hellfire with ok results. I'm considering just surfing the Alternator down to 2' then going longboard if i can't get this figured out!
my break / not me / avg height / typical conditions
my break / not me / average height / above average conditions