Brand new to the forum and have a typical new board question.
Tried to do all the reading on the old forums for a new board and have come down to a 5-6 or 5-8 Dom FST.
I'm 5-6 150 lbs and intermediate. Have been on a long hiatus from surfing so riding a 6-2 epoxy retro quad fish right now....used to ride 5-10 x 19.5 x 2.25 performance hybrid.
The fish is great but looking to get back into surfing a little more top to bottom on a wave again. I tend to surf off my front foot and want to try more off the back foot. Hard to surf this way with the big and wide tailed fish.
Living on an island where there is a wide range of conditions. For the most part waves are knee to chest high on average with wind mush. Gets clean and head high maybe a dozen times a year and this is what I prefer to ride. I don't really see myself paddling out in double OH hollow reef stuff.
Any advice on the board size and fin set up would be greatly appreciated!
Located in the eastern mediterranean and so far have found boardshopuk to be the closest dealer. Any other suggestions on closer dealer to save on shipping would be appreciated. Shipping to an island is killer on shipping money!
Thanks in advacne!
Great forum BTW.