Well, just to show you how lonhgboards are coming back: Motion magazine of August 2007:'
return of the super 8'
short summary of the article: The usual super 8 was cancelled because the wind was blowing 6-11 knts and it was decided to organise a downwind slalom with a free sailchoice. The winner surfed a formula board with an 11mē sail but 3rd place went to a longboard surfer. longboards rarely carry sails over 9 mē, usually the don't ever work with 7.5. So taking that into consideration: cudos for longboards.
Haiko, AKA crazychemical