Was looking for something with more paddle power to compensate for infrequent sessions, age and reduced paddle fitness. After assessing a few alternatives I settled on the Miami Spice and have never regretted it for a minute. The reasonably flat rocker and volume kills it in classic Sydney summer conditions, the speed is amazing as is the ease of turning a board of this size. In larger surf it feels equally polished and performs extremely well. A quality product from a great company on Sydney's northern beaches.