Yes mostly kitebeach... I've been thinking about it for awhile and waiting for something used but can't wait any longer. Honestly will probable ride mostly strapped but want to do some strapless. What size global... 5' 11" 180lbs?
Well this year I went with the 5'8''..but I am going to use it mainly in bigger waves and higher winds. I am quite a bit heavier than you. I would say if you are looking at last years...the 5'11 is probably ideal. The new ones comes off the top a little easier, but the difference is not insanely big. If you are using it for strapless too, you might even consider the 6'0''..but either would work.
I am really a bit torn saying the global because I really f#*$ing like the new 5'9'' skater. I have not ridden kitebeach in big waves, but I have seen them, and I think the skater would work well for it. I would not use last years skater with straps for sure. There is a pretty big difference on the big skater size..well it is not big, but it is significant