I live in SoCal and I've learned to surf on a 7'2 GUN. I've gotten pretty good at it but as you all know, "Guns aren't meant for SoCal!" I'm looking to get a longboard/funboard that is around 8' for some longer rides but still trying to maintain the flexibility, maneuverability, and speed. I'm 5'7" and weigh 140lbs.
I've searched endlessly and am wondering what everyone thinks about the Becker LC-3? The pricing is a little above my budget, but I figure I'll have this board for the next 10 years or more. Has anybody had problems with Becker boards?
What about Channel Island's Waterhog? It's really expensive and pretty much out of my budget, but is there a significant difference between the Waterhog and the Becker LC-3?
If both of these suck for any reason, what would be some alternatives?
Lastly, is it that big of a difference if I get fiberglass instead of epoxy?
Thank you all for your help!!!