Ohh I love it, it is so hyper maneuverable. Allows you to go anywhere you want to on a wave. If you can keep it under control when its overhead and nice and punchy, not top to bottom but with a nice lip to hit right in the pocket, this board absolutely RIPS, you can do any turn you can imagine. I find though that when it gets really steep the wide tail makes the board slide out some when your bottom turning. Does't even have to be big, down here we get 2 ft waves that are so backless they will just kick your ass so on days like that sometimes It slides out a bit. I am remedying this problem with a 5'11 Hellrazor.
For you Up there the Spitfire will have you covered for days up to overhead and a half, and In a full suit with long periods of time where its flat, I would defiantly put you on a 5'8. If you are lazy and don't like paddling than I would recommend a 5'10 to cover the lower range of waves as well since when it gets small down there I know its super fat. This board if you get it in Futures goes INSANE with the Rob Machado Futures set, they compliment the whole purpose of this board which is to be super maneuverable and whippy so well they basically complete the board in my opinion. Ive tried multiple other setups like the F4 Techflex ( which also went amazing but not quite as much as the machado's), the SF4 quad, AM2 techflex, AM1's, EA Techflex and hands down for open rippable waves, the Machado's went the best. Have fun with the waves you guys are getting up there right now, heard its been good.