The Blade is designed for 5 to 8 foot surf. Take this guy out on cyclone and proper ground swell days. It is a performance short board, stretched out by 2 to 4 inches. With nose and tail widths slightly narrowed and a little meat added to the middle to nose area, this board is guaranteed to perform on the heavier days. Plenty of paddle power, hold in the turns and cozy in the pocket.