The Chubby Chaser is typical short board. But, it does have a little more volume than a tuned up short board so it can be affective in mushy sections. It has a little less rocker in the nose so you can still fly through the small sections. There is a good amount of tail rocker so you can still make tight turns. The Chubby Chaser is an everyday board. Works in waist high waves to well over head.