As a resource for new riders or advancing riders looking to downsize, here goes a sticky thread on Volume.
A ways back we had posted some rough guidelines and it would be cool to hear how far off those are considering new designs, more experienced riders, etc. Now that a lot of (most?) brands are including volume #'s for surf models it will be interesting to hear how much over you are riding, and in what conditions.
You start getting near minimum comfortable volume for an experienced rider at something like:
Clothed rider weight + board weight + paddle weight + 20 L = minimum volume (all in Metric, of course).
How much over Clothed rider weight + board weight + paddle weight are you riding?