I had a Pearson Arrow short board a few years ago, a 6'7 I believe and not sure which model but it was the best board I ever had. I was doing construction in the OBX and needed money so I sold it. I'm sorry i did and now looking for another. The board was fast and manueverable.
I've only ridden a friend's once. The waves were knee to thigh-high and clean, but weak. The board was a real good wave-catcher. Trimmed very well from the middle. I'm not a nose rider guy), so I can't comment to that aspect. It gave me the impression of being a decent small wave log.
The only con to the board is the rumors of bad glassing jobs.