I'm 37, 70kg's, 6'2" and still in decent shape. I started surfing 9 months ago on a 9' longboard, not as often as I'd like (once/twice a week) and not in very challenging conditions (up to shoulder high but a forgiving beach break). I want to get a shorter board and I've heard good things about the firewire hybrids.
I took a quick look through the forum and I see the Addvance and Dominator are recommended for a lot of beginners. From what i can see the Addvance might be too small a step down from the longboard so i was considering the Dominator. Please could someone let me know their thoughts on what might be best for me? I don't want to spend the next six months falling off the thing but I'd really like to experience something looser than the board i'm on now, and that I will be able to take to more serious breaks and develop on over the next year or two.
any help much appreciated,