Hey there, my wife and I are looking into picking up some new boards. I think I've settled in on a ADDvance for me, but having some difficulty picking something out for my wife. She's 5'3 and 125 lbs. We've both been surfing for a little over a year. Just got back from a week in Costa Rica at a surf camp where we learned a ton and really advanced our surfing abilities. I would put our surfing at beginners making the transition to intermediate. Currently we have longboards, looking for something a little sorter but with some volume to help on the days the waves are steeper. We live in South Carolina so are somewhat limited by the East coast beach breaks.
It was suggested on the ADDvance forum that a Dominator or Baked may be a good option for her. We both need something that has good paddle power and not necessarily looking for a true short board experience yet, although it would be nice to be at that point in a few years. Mostly looking to have fun and gain some experience. We try to surf at least 2 weekends a month as we live 2 hours from the beach so please keep that mind as well.
Open to any advice, and yes we are going to try to demo some options and sizes before making the purchase. Just looking to get educated beforehand. Thanks!