The evo 74 is not recommended for flat water and bump and jump. I owned an 04 74 for 2 seasons in Cape Town. V Good on the waves, but not the best for blasting. The acid is a much better board for this. In fact the Acid 88/86 is ideal. JP Radical wave also good for high wind blasting. If your sailing is 80% flat/ocean blasting, don;t go for the evo, acid is tops.