I wanted to tap into the collective wisdom of the forum. I am doing a little bit of a quiver overhaul. Getting rid of some old boards and hopefully getting some new ones. First, the vitals: 5'8" about 145 lbs. (although surf with 5/4 suit,booties,gloves), intermediate, recently moved from So Cal to Washington and had a baby, so the amount I get out in the water has been cut pretty drastically. (Lately once a month is about it.) The waves around here vary from 2-8 ft. mush balls to some pretty high performance surf (when the stars align).
I've been surfing primarily a Stretch F4 5'11", a Hynson Twinzer 5'9", and a long board. My plan is to get rid of the longboard and Hynson and replace them with a SUP board, Sweet Potato, and Spitfire/Activator. (May still hold onto the Stretch).
I was thinking of a 5'4" SP. I know I could go smaller, but I'm focusing on smaller or mushier waves.
I can't decide on the Spitfire/Acitvator board though. I'm looking for something that will catch waves easier than my Stretch, yet can still handle a reasonably steep wave when they come. Originally I was thinking 5'8" SF, but the volume and surface area according to Board Formula are nearly the same as my Stretch. I was thinking the 5'10" though would be a bit big. Then of course the Activator came out, and now I'm thinking 5'11" Activator.
Any thoughts from the forum on what Spitfire/Activator, or other board would be best?