This Will Depend On How Long You Go, But Chest - At Least Two Feet Overhead.
If you are an intermediate surfer, shoot for your height to 1” longer. If you are advanced, stay in the range of 1 to 3 inches under your standard short board. If the Option is meant to replace a fish, consider going shorter and thicker.
The point of the Option was to create a board that would perform like a low volume short board while on rail but have more volume per inch. It is a definite daily driver and if your budget dictates just one “all rounder” then the Option is the solution. Rocker is kept to a minimum but is far from flat. Tail rocker has minimum curve from center, maintaining front foot drive, while curving the most through the last 12” of the board. Nose curves are minimal, accelerating in the last 12” - enough rocker to handle steeper waves and high speed bottom turns without compromising speed through the flats.
To say board size and shape are particular to the surfer is an understatement. This reality makes it difficult to be more than general in describing what type of surf a board will work well in. What I attempt is to describe what size and type of waves the board was designed for. As they say, results may vary but understanding some design principles and a bit of terminology will greatly help. Keep reading for recommended sizes
These dimensions are not set in stone. All of our models can be adjusted to suit your personal needs.
The dimensions are what I would refer to as “native” or “rack” dimensions. They are derived from a master file through a scaling process. They are the dimensions you will likely see in the rack at one of our retailers. Keep reading for recommended wave ranges
Direction to the right size board is not an exact science but a culmination of direct experience, team feed back and constant communication with customers - after that, a reliance on gut feeling. These recommendations assume careful consideration of where you are at with your surfing (honesty in your level of surfing) along with consideration of the volume chart. Keep reading for recommended skills