First post, but reading this forum helped me in buying my first addvance. I stepped down from a 9'1 bear beau young to a 7'2 addvance and I am looking for some advice for my next board. I am 36, 5'9 and 165 pounds. I ride all winter here on Vancouver Island which has a mixture of breaks, but most are rocky reefs, and I need something for the larger winter swells. I love the ride of the addvance and I am wondering if I should step down to the 6'10 or 6'6 or something completely different. I am intermediate surfer and feel comfortable from 1 to 6 foot waves.