My father is a born and raised Hawaiian, grew up being a total beach bum and loves to surf. Of course, he lives here in Sacramento now which is where I also reside. We have made frequent trips back to Oahu to visit family and I've had the chance to do quite a bit of surfing out on those beautiful beaches. Nonetheless I know I am a very new beginner, have not really surfed cold water and am aware that I have so much to learn!
I am 19 years old and live at least an hour and half away from the coast, so I cannot make it to the beach as much as I would like. But just a few months ago my dad bought me my first board (that of which I will be using only here in California beaches) it is a 9'2 Freeline tri fin and I am 5'3, 145 pounds. The board is older, custom made in Santa Cruz for someone else, but my dad said the railing is thick enough but not too much, and it will be good for my first. Just wondering what anyone thought of this board and if you could give me any pointers, advice, or good surfing spots, I would appreciate it!