I'm looking to buy a surfboard for my boyfriend, he's 6'10 tall and weighs approximately 85kg. A total beginner, he will be moving to Cornwall this year and has a desire to learn to surf and will be doing it on a regular basis. For these reasons, the surfboard needs to be easy to manage as a beginner but also durable as it will get a lot of use.
I've looked at softboards, pop-outs and mini-mals and cant seem to make my mind up. Any advice of which would be most suitable would be much appreciated.