I'm 42, 6'2", now 235 lbs. I love my 6'8" Dom, but over the past year I've gained weight and haven't surfed much. I'm looking at 7'2" Addvance to get back into shape whilst actually catching waves and getting paddle back. I'll surf at minimum 1x a week, usually Huntington Beach, CA. After reading these posts, I'm thinking 6'10" Addvance, but don't want too similar a board to my Dom. As a sidenote - my buddy's 6'10" Dom is still too small right now for me. I also rode this morning my buddy's 7'0" McCoy and it was a bit wobbly, but paddle was pretty good.
Also - I assume I can just use my Dom fin setup in the Addvance?
And - anyone know a place in Orange County that rents Firewires?
First post - thanks for your input - and please keep my 235 lbs. in consideration when recommending.....no, I will not be looking at the 5'8" potato! :)