2011 I had a new board with the following dimensions 9 feet 2 inch long
23 inch wide and 3 inch thick. It has quite a bit of forward rocker. It
is a soft top board. Rail is soft as well. Bottom is hard.
forward rocker seems to make the board more resistant to pearling.
Also the Eskimo roll is easier. The wave tend to press the board down.
other hand the board is not as fast. Volume is 76 liters. I am 94
are a type of soft boards designed for surf schools. They have even more
volume. They could be 24 inch wide and up to 4 inch thick A
board like that you will outgrow and it may not be a good investment.
LATEST: I have now used this board for about a month.
For an surfer my age ( 63 ) and my experience ( 440 ) days, it is
a perfect board.
2017. I am still using this board.