Rigged down to 5.0 from 5.3. Debated going to 4.5, but was dubious it would be enough since I've put on an extra 10 lbs this winter. Wrong call. 4.5 woulda been plenty. Waves got bumpier and gnarlier in the afternoon session. Way too much power to be screaming down the line on a bumpy mast high monster with a low tide and about 1 foot of water between you and the sharp coral reef. Almost sucked dry in some places. Beauty sunny day though and great to be out on the water under blue sunny skies and warmer temps now - and no squalls!