I’m no big wave guy, so when I got this board it freaked me out! It looks like a canoe and I couldn’t imagine riding it. But I packed it for a recent trip to Hawaii and it was great. I rode it out sunset mostly. It paddles amazingly but is also easy to transition rail to rail. Obviously with all that length turns are very long. After a few sessions I kind of forgot about the length. If you want a chance at riding a bigger lump of water, Webby know’s how to shape a board that will give you your best shot.
I used the Hobgoods FCS II thruster set up. I just chose them as a familiar fin.