I have the necbeard with the original chop tail. I bought it this past summer in southern CA, rode it in over head high salt creek, and now i currently ride it in the crap waves of SWFL. i love this board, ive never rode a single board so much, i sold my fishcuit because i never rode it anymore. im 6'4" and i ride a 5'10" . Get the neckbeard, and go short.