Hey i live in NJ and i ride a 6 3' carbon fiber as my short board im 6 4' so it works great. But the carbon fiber is so high performance you cant ride it in small surf at all, and as you no Nj has alot of that. so i was wondering wat is a good board i can ride in NJ in like ankle to chest surf or bigger but i do have my other board. i was looking at a couple of fishes but i want to hear other opinions.
buy the chemistry DISK. its awesome for small to chest, ive been using it the past week and a half. I got it in 5'4. its awesome you get past close outs reall fast and easy and you get tons of speed. It usually has two side bites and a longboard fin in the middle.( the board i have is 5'4x3'x23) for the middle buy a 7 inch cutaway fin. this board works awesome, and you can still do some good tricks too, its a good summer board, and maybe winter ill see. take a look, oh and its cheap. http://chemistrysurfboards.com/?cat=10
I have an Ashton version of a modern RNF that is my go to board in thigh or less. I got carbon fiber FCS twin fins with a smaller trailer. this set up works great although I am really intrigued about getting the same board with a quad set up.
I had a local shaper in asbury park (chris chaize, brian wynne glasses the boards) make me a quad fish before the start of the summer, it's the best summer board I've ever had. I suggest getting any sort of fish.