I'm a fairly experienced kiteboarder (5 years now/3 on a surfboard) ride about 60/40 surfboard to twintip at this point, mainly dependent on conditions. I'm 6'0, 180 lbs. and most of our waves are waist to head (when there are waves) and sideshore conditions. Occasionally we get a rideable side-off day with waves and it's great. I ride mostly strapless, straps only if it's really big and rough.
Anyways, I have a 5'8" LItewave Quad that I've beat for the last 3 years, it's been a great board and takes a beating. I'm looking for a possible replacement, and wondering if I should go with a bit longer of a board to work through chop, etc. better or what. There's a 6'1 Ocean Rodeo surf series that I can get a deal on, but it looks pretty skinny (18" wide, not sure the volume) compared to my 5'8"
The Ocean Rodeo Surf Series is 6' 3" - 29.1 L
6' 3" x 19" x 2 5/16"