This board would be good for an advanced surfer 240lbs, or an intermediate surfer between 170-210lbs, or a beginner weighing 130lbs. You can enjoy this board in surf from ankle to head high. The extra thickness is going to allow you catch everything! The nice thing about hybrids is that they have the speed of a fish but have a lot more control. The outline for this board is very full and then the tail is stepped down which is going to give you that extra control that you just don’t get in a traditional fish. This board also has the option to be ridden as a quad which will give you a little more speed down the line.