Hopefully I chose the right board!! Been surfing for 38 years and mostly longboarding for the past 23 years. I went to Costa Rica last March and surfed a 7'3" 7S Superfish. The board rode great..it was fun to catch waves like a longboard but still be able to carve again!! Riding a longboard tends to make your legs lazy!!! I came back from Costa Rica stoked to find a good hybrid that would float my 52 year old 180lb bones and still perform like shortboard. After much research, I bought a 7' Hellfire. I figured at 7' it was long enough to make me comfortable (coming off of my 9'1" Bud Gardner and 9' Stewart longboards) but short enough and light enough to throw around. I surfed the board this past weekend during hurricane Leslie swell in Melbourne Beach and Ft Pierce inlet. The board floats like a cork, paddles like a long board and caught waves easily...unfortunately, there were more closeouts than open faces so I couldn't really get a great feel for the board yet. Hoping to catch some windswell this thursday by Juno Pier!!!