had a 6 ft david nuuhiwa board in the 80's (i was 18 or so) but i had depth perception issues and couldn't see sh!t. i sponged for the next 20 years, developing ways to see better. once i got the vision thing worked out i picked up a 9'6" dewey weber gun and have been enjoying it ever since. learning how to read waves as a sponger went a long way in helping me accelerate my surfboard acumen rapidly and profoundly.