I sail in the Mediterranean Sea (Spain) with a JP Freeride 110 l and sails 7.5, 6 and 5.3 m. I weight 70 kgs, sail planning (with harness and footstraps), my waterstart is ok and I achieve to complete 50% of tacks and gybes (but I only know how to do them sailing with my right hand forward).
I want to change my unique board for 2: one of 95-100 l for the good days and one of 120-130 for the summer light wind days .
The doubt: for the big board, I doubt between the Starboard Carve 121 (252x72.5) and the 131 l (252x75.5). I want to properly learn the jibes / tacks and windsurf every day I can. However, I do not want to be on a excess of size (liters and / or width) and suffer with the chopy. And I do not think that I ever have a bigger sail than 7.5-8 m...
What would you recommend, 121 or 131 liters ???
Thank you very much and apologies for the tirade!
Go the 121, cant comment on the board as I haven't used one. Should be plenty big for your weight and 7.5.