I am 40 and been surfing for 25 years, 6 foot and weigh 98kgs. I have moved to Norway and only get back to Oz once a year with the kids for a month. I surf as much as I can during this time.
Last time I was back I borrowed a mates 6'6 Addvance and I laughed. It felt like a boat, but I was very surprised how manuverable it was. I was doing cutbacks like I would on my 6'8 thin board.
After I surfed this, I struggled on the short board again. I also have a 6'8 swallow fish which is a great board but I would also like to have an addvance.
As I only get in the water once a year for a month I was wondering if I should order the 6'6 or go for the 6'10. Is the 6'10 as manuverable as the 6'6? Easy to do a cutback on the 6'10?
Is it a lot easier to catch waves with the 6'10? The 6'6 was difficult to duck dive, although I did manage. Dont think I would have any luck duck diving the 6'10.
Appreciate the feedback (will be ordering one asap before I get back to Oz again).