Best board I’ve had for years
I def felt I fit the demographic the bio for this board said. Middle aged guy who generally rides hybrid fish but can’t find a step up for when the waves are good.
I had wanted something for years but never saw anything that really grabbed me. I’d seen the retro online then when I saw it in the shop I literally bought it on the spot. It’s outline is similar to other boards but the way it stacks the volume up from but keeps the rails low and the tail is super refined.
Anyway first couple of surfs I felt it was too responsive and I couldn’t “feel” it through turns and the arc of the turn always took me by surprise. I was a bit unsure about it. Then I put some Large Al Merrick fins in and it went from 5 to a 10. Seriously the best board I’ve had in a long time. Surfed at the points in about solid 5ft drainers and didn’t miss a beat. Super responsive but holds true. It actually been great to get back on a more responsive board other than the alternative shapes