New Board weights/thoughts
Hi, I'm fairly new to surfing, but of course already contemplating the next board. My stats are age: 56, height: 5' 10", weight: 145lbs. and I live in San Diego and am leaning towards longboard style riding but with a want to not go to big and heavy. My preferences being towards San Onofre/La Jolla Shores/Garbage at Sunset Cliffs, etc. Presently I'm using a 7' 6" xxxxx,13 lbs. (cheap chinese I guess) fiberglass which is paterned off the Walden Magic. I've had decent success with this and that is one of the reasons I was thinking to get the real thing. One of the big questions in my mind is manageable weight (that is house to car to beach with age/injuries wanting me to keep it as light as possible). I was able to find a 9' Walden Magic fiberglass which I picked up and it might be manageable, but I know a couple variations in epoxy exist (tuflite surftec, and a carbon rail epoxy model). I'd pounce on one of these epoxy ones instantly but a see a fair amount of feedback on the epoxy style being corky and wind blown in choppy/windy conditions which san diego usually is after say 11:00 am. Would anyone happen to know the weights of the aforementioned variations. I can't seem to find that info on my web searching. This is probably a case of me wanting the the best of both worlds when actually I know that gaining in one area is ussually a trade off for something else and at my weight I might be sail boarding without the sail. Appreciate and input/suggestions.