Okay, so I have a 7'2'' NSP funboard which I am learning to surf on currently, but I am finding turning hard, and also the board is very heavy. The board isn't even mine, it's my friend's old one, so it's not as if I would waste money on buying a new one. My dad has a 6'6'' shortboard but it's very dated and old, he got it over 10-15 years ago. I don't know whether I should buy a minimal, or just stick it out on my NSP? I have my allowance and christmas money saved up to around the £200-£300 mark, and I would be looking for a minimal around the 6'10'' length, as I am a small girl, 4'11'' and 90lbs. I found a Hawaiian Soul 6'10'' surfboard for £275 and I really like it, but I don't know if Hawaiian Soul is a good make? I can't find any proper imformation about them on the internet. I also found an Escape Surfboard's 6'10'' minimal for £285 which I don't like as much, but they are local shapers where I live. (Cornwall)
If you know anything about the two makes/boards above please tell me.
Do you think I should stick with my friends NSP, or use my Dad's Fluid Juice 6'6'' or buy a new minimal? Do you know about any good minimals for me?
Thank you for your time.