Posted by ron_jeremy
I am 6ft tall & weigh between 175 - 180 lbs. I am a goofy foot novice rider. I can pop up & surf straight with minimal turning, or kind of just follow the face of the wave. I must add I have not been on a board in 20 years until surfing on a foamy rental last October at Stranhill, Ireland. I'm planning on spending 2 - 3 weeks in Peru & surfing as much as I can while I'm there. Although I love the looks of shortboards, I fear a board like that might fill my holiday with frustration rather than smiles. However, I don't want a "plank" either. I will not be surfing between now & the time I leave either.
Searching Craigslist in the Vancouver area I've found some used boards & would like some input on which board to get (or even which to avoid):