Hi, I've been surfing seriously for about 6 months now. Started way back when I was 18, but had no cash, so now I'm 35 and feel I can justify spending on a board as I know I'm gonna get a lot more use out of it.
Initially i was thinking 7'10 - 8' mini mal until i tried a mate's 9'6. Just loved the stability and ease of riding it. So I know I want a longboard.
I'm now in two minds between a 9'1 Epoxy Take Off longboard and a truly sweet hand shaped glass one. The price difference is around £200, which isn't a big problem, I was just after some opinions.
I'll probably get down to north Devon every couple of weeks throughout the year, mainly in summer cos the family can enjoy the beach, but plan to surf all year round if I can.
I'm 13 stone and 5'10" by the way.