iggy, thanks for the feedback! I normally surf Diamond Head, Ala Moana, and Waikiki. I liked how the Dom paddled, caught waves, and floated me. The only reason why I didn't choose the Dom is because I liked the diamond tail and stepdown rails of the SF. Also, i felt it will make my transition from longboarding to shortboarding a little easier. I looked at Hellfire and it has great dimensions but I don't think I'm at that level yet. Mahalo!