Thats a long time away.
1st go swimming, get fit and work those tummy muscles/do push-ups etc, that'll help when you get in the water & have to paddle.
2nd, move to cali & go to a surf school or rent a few boards, your probably looking at a short/slim longboard for your size/weight, 8.5-9ftmax, 22 wide 2.5-3 thick or something tops, to start I'd say try out an 8ft BIC rental unless you go to a school.
Last edited by RJD
on Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:52 am, edited 2 times in total.