There's an 8'10 board i've got my eye on, hand shaped, single fin. I'm quite new to surfing really but I really want to get into longboarding. Given that i'm a 5'2 girl (well 24 year old!) Could I noseride etc this size board?
I would say that you need to get use to surfing a longboard, then progress to noseriding. As far as that board it might work as a noserider. Usually noseriders are made just for that purpose, but I have seen people noseride regular longboards. I have a 9' Sakal Noserider that doesn't ride like any longboard I've ever owned.
My advise would be get that board and learn to surf it well, then start cross-footing you way to the nose. Have fun.
i have to agree with the other reply nose ridin boards are made for that purpose - but you can have a go onj anythin!! SOme friends of mine have made a 6 ft longboard(if you can still call it that) and they can still nose ride on it( 1 of them is 18stone) best advice is just go for it and do what makes you happy!!!!
Yeah I wasn't going to just try it straight away, I meant if I was to buy that size board, would I be able to progress on it? I'm still not sure whether I want to get a longboard or shorter board...i've got a beat up 6'2 at home but I haven't tried it out yet, i've finally fixed up all the dings Could be a disaster waiting to happen lol