The Rocket 9 is suited to average beach breaks and the optimal range for this board would be 2 – 6 foot beachbreaks. The Rocket 9 outline has the wide point forward and the tail pulled in making it snappy and manoeuvrable. The swallow tail creates a fast release. The Rocket 9 can be ridden two inches shorter than your normal shortboard length. With the wider outline it has volume hidden under the chest to make paddling easier.