Right now i have a used 6'10 mini gun although im 5'9 125lbs. I know this board is for large waves and not florida (it was a gift) which is why id like to get a different one. I am able to stand up most of the time with an exception of two problems the tail sinks and im not great at paddling so id like to look at a more buoyant shortboard or fish. Any help is appreciated, thanks.