I'm looking to move onto a short board but I'm a bit stuck on what shape and size I should be looking at, I'm just learning to duck dive so need something I can get under the water, but also want something that's floaty enough to paddle and catch waves on.
To give you a bit of background, my old board is a 7'0 quad fin fish that's 21.5 wide and 3 inches think so no chance of duck diving that and recently I've been surfing a 6'6 fish that's 21wide and 2 and 9/16 thick so i couldn't duck dive this either, although for catching and paddling waves this was really great.
I'm going to be surfing it this summer in the UK probably until about October, but afterwards I'll be in Nicaragua where the waves get quite steep and hollow, so I want a board that I can surf in both places. I'm 5ft 5 tall and 135 pounds.
Any tips, or if anyone knows of any shapers in cornwall I could chat to, that would be awesome!