Hey, just wondering what everyone likes best for a tail shape, or if maybe there's some general consensus to a "best" shape? I'm looking at selling a board and have my sights set on a Panda Fried Till You Die, which comes in either a swallow or a round and a little bit pin-ish tail. I'm guessing the swallow tail would be better for east coast summer waves?
I think the round or pin tail is the most versatile in surfing. Regardless of the surf's size, I think its the all around best. I road what was basically a thurster fish that was a 5'9x20 with a round tail and having the round tail really eliminated the squirliness of the fish shape. It was a high performance shred machine that turned on a dime. I think throwing a roundy on any shape will give you plenty of speed and control.