I bought a 6' 6" epoxy fish earlier this year as a transition to a shorter board from a longboard that I learned on and have been having a lot of fun on it. It is small but floaty and is excellent in medium surf even when it gets choppy. And I prefer dropping in with the shorter board with more rocker on the waist/chest high waves. Lately I'll only go to the longboard if it is like knee/ankle and clean just for something to do. Oh I'm 5'9" and 175.