The winner of best board for light wind is!!!!!!!!!!! Naish School board 8,0 with soft deck..............
Starting from last summer here in Bali in some light wind day we start using normal surfboard malibu' from 7,5 to 9,0.
We just received for our school the Naish 8,0 derived from the old Sky Pirates, and is very very good even as light wind board.
With 70 liters your weight will be not that important and with 8-9 knots on my Lift 12,2 I was already fully powered.... The board goes upwind very well and is a pleasure to Jibe, very very easy.
Very good for beginners lo learn on this board and this is the purpose of it. But as it is also quite cheap can be a good light wind board for that longs days of 8 knots.....
I try without the footstrap and is also an excellent surfboard.