first of all I searched the archives and I know there's tons of information about eggs and I can spend hours reading and researching. But I'm hoping for some personal recommendations on my new project. I'm about to shape my third board and it's going to be a board for my boyfriend.
He's about 1,90m/ 6'2 and really slim, weighs around 64 kg/ 141lbs. He's a carpenter so he works physically but he's not the super sporty type. I would say he's an intermediate surfer, but he only gets into the water during our summer in France. So I'm looking for a board with easy paddling, mostly for atlantic beach breaks in France during summer. Lot of small days and not too many powerful waves. He has a 6'4 funboard shape which is pretty thin and narrow so he has a really hard time catching waves. Last year he took softtops in the 7 to 8 range out a couple of times and had a lot of fun. He's also not into radical performance surfing but likes to surf "longboardy" with feet closer together and more trimming. But he's a bit intimmidated by the length of an actual longboard.
I have a 7'8 arctic foam blank. So I'm thinking an eggy shape, wide and with quite some volume for paddling and catching waves closer to the softtop, but better rails to make turns easier. He wants it to be single fin so kind of a retro egg shape?! What do you think how long should I go? I'm thinkting to just keep the rocker of the blank.
I'm thankful for every opinion :)