i cant believe i am hearing so much negative about fish shapes! Man, get a retro fish, like 6'6 or so, 2.5 or 3" thick. You could fart in the bathtub and catch a wave on a board like that. As far as fish being frustrating on 95% of east coast waves is just silly. 95% of east coast waves are frustrating on their own. I have ridden my fish in everything from knee high shorebreak to DOH bombs, and I never, ever, felt like it was holding me back. I was actually really impressed with it on the big day. I broke my rhino chaser on my second wave and still had the fish in the car so I did what I had to.... and surfed it for like another 4 hours. Great times.