Arent we getting away from what Brent meant ?
He (or me) is not calling anything right or wrong, or dissing anybody.
Just pointing out that the "general consensus" for the average weight rider, is a 10m2 as the max size used in waves, when riding waves DTL with a surfboard
This is true, no matter if you ride with kite parked, or kite aggressive or whatever - just different styles - but the very "art" of surfing waves with a kite where everything fall into place mostly and you just KNOW when its right, makes around a 10m2 the max used size generally (for the average weight).
Then some might use bigger kites because they like being out in different conditions, or dont have conditions for waveriding DTL etc etc, but it is still typical that most wavekiters use 10m2 as the max size, all over.
Noone is saying what is right or wrong - but Brent simply points out that there is a reason why most dont have a "big" kite bigger than 9 or 10m2 when riding waves - as this is the limit where most still find it "okay" and it makes sense
Of course I sometimes go out with an 11 or 12m2 kite in waves - but that is because I like it and have fun.
I would mostly not call it "waveriding" as such, because it does not make sense to talk about DTL waveriding with these kitesizes in side or sideonshore, using the wave for power/speed.
An awesome exercise and great fun, yes, but does not feel "right" the same way.
It is not a matter of "the smaller the kite the better for waveriding" IMO - as a big 8m2 kite can work just as awesome or often better than a 4 or 5m2, but it is simply the limit where the typical (lower) windspeed makes waveriding "not really happening".
Maybe fun and possible yes, but more fickle and limited and by a huge margin not the same, not even close
Brent put the words spot on IMO, without dissing anybody