Thanks for the input - the Kode 86/80 definitely seems like the right platform. Fast, but fun in chop/waves.
4.0 days are DEFINITELY rare, but it is painful to sit them out!
Not sure if I understand this:
Originally Posted by PG
(remember that smaller persons can use bigger sails on a given board!)
In my experience, I always carry a bigger sail for given wind than my smaller mates. In 15kts, I use the 9.0 on the Futura 133 where my 70kg friend might be on the same board but with a 7.5, because he can't hold down a bigger rig.