6'8" Merrick Flyer - Flyer - The most popular shortboard in the line. This board excels in small to medium surf but still rides and responds like a conventional shortboard. Al considers this the best small wave shortboard he has ever designed. It should be ridden 2"" to 3"" shorter and 1/4"" to 1/2"" wider than your normal shortboard. For the surfer who wants to maintain the same speed and maneuverability you have on your shortboard in good waves but when the surf is small.