9-11 seconds is short period? LOL. Well, that shows your experience with our waves. Short period here is 5-6 seconds.
This is a decent small wave day in CHS: http://youtu.be/UHkM9phhFyk
However, we generally see smaller waves at least a few days a week.
I had to step back in. Brew you seem to have awful surf conditions down south. In Maine I don't consider surfing when it's less than 9 seconds usually. It's typical to experience strong off shores here with swells around 12 seconds and there's size. My Makaha 10-9 board is actually my go to right now for all conditions
But the circling and swarming band of idiot convention members will never agree. Everyone I've met and surfed with in person loves this design and is jealous that they can't have one. Key words 'in person'. You all do not exist as far as I'm actually concerned.