I agree with Rockyn. Im 6'2", 195 to 210lbs throughtout the year. I ride an 8ft, shaped like a short board... just for bigger heavier guys. I cant even pretend to be able to surf my 6'6" anymore. I have a 7'3" also and it feels too short sort of...
My 8ft is just as manuverable as any board I've surfed.