Weigh 245 Pies. When I would use this board in Fla in Ultra light air, we don't have much more than Ankle Snappers. When I move my Size 14 Boats around on the board, things change quickly such as board speed etc. I think I'm going to try Hopping to change feet instead of doing the 2 step shuffle.
First, I agree 100% with iblocal surfer above.
Listen to his great advice: Don't need straps, FST is stronger, Add some deck glass.
I would add, that a pad works better than wax, and also protects the deck.
I have a 6-0 Sweet Potato and I weight 175 pounds.
It was so cheap, I could not pass it up.
Is it to big for me? Yes, I would be fine on a 5-6.
Do I love owning the 6-0. Yes Yes Yes.
It is 23 wide and at my weight it turns a bit like a nine footer.
Lots of fun in 10-11 mph when I would be sitting on the beach.
Just like an SUP makes small waves fun, so does the SwP.
Just six inches of white water will push me and a one foot wave is fun.
Don't let the lightweights get you into a 5-8.
If you don't want to be sitting on the beach,
at least get the 6-0 and maybe even the 6-4.
The light wind and small waves in South Florida be fun again.