I'm about to buy my second Firewire, and am concerned that it may have too much volume. I currently ride a 5'10" Flexfire (22.8l) and am planing to get the 5'7" Chubby Chedda (25.5l). I'm 33 years old, 5"9", weigh 150 pounds and have been surfing for 25 years. I'm looking for a board for waist to head-high beachbreaks for high performance surfing.
I really enjoy the flexfire in good waves, but in average waves it is very unforgiving. When you get it right its spectacular, but get it wrong and its spectacularly bad.
Would the 5'6 be better suited?