im looking for a new board. I'm 5'9" 145 lbs and im like a beginner/intermediate level. Im riding a 6'0" x 195/8" x 29x16" RNF Lost. I want a board good for the summer (easy to paddle, floats well, and can handle bad summer surf). I was also thinking about a quad set-up. What are your suggestions?
i agree w/ pumpmaster. the RNF is a great summer board...just get one a bit smaller. 5'8"-5'10" or so should do the trick.
as for quads, i've recently had the revelation that i hate them. my advice, if you really want to try a quad, would be to seek out an RNF in that size range that comes w/ 5 plugs, so you can ride as a tri or a quad. then you can decide which you prefer & you're not caught out w/ a board you hate if you don't like it as a quad.
YOur current board is spot on for you. I am rougly the same size and I just ordered a 5'-5 RNF. SO a 6' fish should take care of you just fine. You should be having no porblem getting into waves on that thing. I guess i would need to knw why you are looking for a new board before recommening one and your surfing abilities, sounds like your a beginner or at the early stages of your surf progression.