1/3/16 Update from Shawn
I was able to take the new board out a few times over the holiday break. It is amazing. There were a couple mornings where it was blowing offshore a little and we even had some size. No problems catching waves at all, and once I got into them that board was flying! I'll need to get used to it - definitely looser than my other boards. I felt like I needed just a tiny pause at the start of each wave to get the right "feel" before I was driving. All in all it's exactly what I was hoping for and I'm super stoked on it.
Hope you had a great holiday week as well.