Thanks... Everyone has been telling me to go smaller... I have sailed a fanatic skate 110 and hawk 120 with relative ease at a demo day last week albeit on quite a quiet day... The biggest problem we have on the sea is the fact that the bigger boards tend to bounce around a lot... and thats why people have said go for a smaller board... I much prefer riding in on our small waves and am looking to progress with my gybes and jumps etc... rather than just blasting out to sea... so am pretty made up this is the board to go for... just got to wait for it to be delivered now... Thanks for all your advice...