Hello, Hope someone on here can help me out. I got a new to me board. 6'2" x 22" x 2 7/8" Retro Fish. Took it out for the first time today on a kind of fat headhigh pointbreak. As I was paddling out I was thinking oh my this board is going to go great in these waves.. However. That was not the case. There was ZERO drive. If I went to the bottom of the wave the thing turned on a dime right back up. It was terrible, but I couldn't get the board to bite and gain any speed. I liken it to when surfing a longboard or Single fin and the Fin is way to far forward for the day.. This board is Wide.. 10.5" from point to point at the tail. I had some simple Plastic F8 Futures in the front and some smaller Plastic Futures in the back.. The board paddles nice and catches waves easily. I'm thinking the Fins are the main cause of the board surfing like absolute crap. I felt like I need Way more fin or further back to tighten the board up and allow for some down the line drive..
Should I switch the Bigger fins to the back?
Should I get some of those Wider Keel type fins I see around?
I don't want to spend 150$ on Fins.. But I would spend $50-$70 on something which would improve the board.
The idea for this board is to surf this on big days at this left hand point break. The Long Boarders all sit in a pack at the Peak, but I can duck dive this board and sit inside and have much of the medium waves (which line up nice ) without the crowd.. So the board needs Drive. The whole idea of the Fish was to have some speed to burn on this kind of chubby Left Hander..
Any insight greatly appreciated.