"Ride 2-4 inches shorter than your standard shortboard.", is the big lie to get you to add another speciality board to your quiver. The lines drawn on the Stubbs, fish, and Simmonns type boards are a joke. Watch the average riders sometime, and visualize that they are on a hyper rockered, light longboard, or old school log for that matter. The Stubb arcs are seldom tighter, the lipwork inferior, and with less hold on the occasional steeper sets. Going shorter to surf like going two, or three feet longer? Going a little longer like a big shortboard makes more sense, unless you shred.