I'm a German windsurfer who's currently based in Switzerland. Therefore, my local spots are at the moment mostly the local lakes here. The thermal winds can sometimes be stronger (20-35 knots), but are mostly around 12-18 knots.
I am currently looking for a board to sail with 4.0 - 5.7 sails (my weight: 67 kg in board shorts). I already own a Freewave TE with 94 liters.
The new Mamba looks quite appealing for the often choppy conditions and could double up as a board to take along to the Mediterranean Sea or North Sea.
I'm a bit confused if I should go for the 78 liter option or 84 liter: Usually the wind is very gusty and sometimes the wind on the lakes here suddenly drops completely, so slogging along to get back to the shore would obviously be easier with the 84l. Plus, obviously the days with less wind are more frequent over here then the big wind days...
Thanks for any advice.