Rbsurfs- That's him. Seems like a great guy to me....
hanna: "i'm just curious as to how the mature surfer makes the inevitable transition"
Looks like I too the post wrong. That is actually a very interesting topic hanna. I'm sure it will show up one of of the mags as well, or it should. Would be good reading.
What also come into play is the volume revisited movement going on-shorter/wider boards with more volume. I was reading around the Firewire forum the other day and what guys have been saying about their new Sweet Potatoes. I read one guy's post who I think is around 41 and he was saying how good it made him feel to be on a 5'8.
have a 5'4 spud on order :) to compliment my 5'8 dominator
basically for spring for water gear i wear my 4/3 until i can wear board shorts and a wetsuit top. but this yer im investing in a spring suit. but for boards during the winter my standard shortboard is 6'1" jimmy keith epoxy and im like 5'10 so the shortboard is good for all seasons and no matter what gear im wearing.