I had been using a 8 foot foam board for a month now and pretty much gotten the hang of paddling, sitting, pivoting, catching waves, etc.
So I bought a new 8 foot longboard two days ago. I got it all waxed and put on traction pads. I had unscrewed my fins during that time. I think there was a possibility I didn't screw it tight enough.
I went into the water today for the first time with the board. I was thinking that it would be easy to transition since my foam board was 8 foot. Well, it was a huge learning curve. I thought I was learning how to surf again.
Well, cut to the chase, I was sitting and practicing pivoting when a huge wave came. I thought that it would pass me and break but it actually broke right on me. I was rolling around for a good 5 seconds. When I came up, I saw my board and saw one of my fins gone. I noticed there was damage also around the glass.
So I got a couple of questions:
1) Is this repairable?
2) How much will this cost?
3) Are there any surfboard repair shops in LA that you trust to do a good job?
Thanks for your help guys.