age 31, 6 feet tall, about 185 pounds. really like the style and look of 8'+ long boards
I would prefer something lighter (only for sake of carrying it all the way out in santa monica). I'm a complete beginner. i have a 9' foamy now and it sucks. i get demolished trying to get out. don't get me wrong, i know i'm going to get wasted when i get my new shiny board, but hopefully i won't get "as wasted" or at least have the opportunity to get better over time.
I was thinking about a Surftech or a Southpoint -- but I have no clue about what model to go for, etc and I'm worried I"ll blindly choose some super aggresive shape and just wipe out nonstop.
Can someone recommend a specific model for me please? Thanks!