This board needs a wave with a little more push. It has much better control/speed when stand on the tail. The template seems to have a lot of down the line drive. Great board!
Great all around shortboard for SoCal! Seems to work well in the average to good days, waist to head high. Goes rail to rail no problem, no catching, fast, and paddles well. I noticed going backside that the thicker tail block helps me carry speed in transition but doesn't sacrifice turning ability since the tail thickness reduces by the fins. If you're looking for a performance grovel shortboard that you can ride most days then this is the one. If you're looking to surf hollow, powerful beach break, I would recommend the bender over this board because the mi amigo has a relaxed rocker outline. I worked with Pedro to customize my dimensions and he took his time to get me the exact board I was looking for. He's a great shaper to work with. I would order with him again. Thanks Pedro!