Hello I am new to surfing and want to buy a mini longboard for small waves.
So here are the conditions---
A) Size of board should be 8.6 Feet or close
B) I will be using the board in a country where no Surf Boards exist and it will be hard for me to buy another one as I would have to travel for that....And there are only small waves there no big ones...
C) I want to buy it/ make a local pickup from Los Angeles area as I will be visiting LA soon. And I will be in LA only for 4 days. So I need to be able to pick it up right from the shelf or pre-ordering is also ok .....
D) It has to be under 500 USD or very close. I also dont mind USED which is in good condition. Will be comfortable with 350USD ----
Which Surfboard shaper in Los Angeles area? I have seen so many like Greco, J&K, Equinox, South Point etc etc etc...any recommendations? I saw many other shapers at
http://www.surfboardsetc.com/moredetail ... board.html What about NSP boards? But I read some reviews about Greco boards having problems when faced up in the sun do all surfboards hav that problem? Also read the Grece boards were breaking easily.
For a beginner Epoxy or Fibre Glass?
Funboard or Mini Mala or Mini longboard? I know Funboards are 8 FT and under but there are some shapers who call their 8.6s also funboards.....So which one? I am a fast learner, 5-4FT - 165Cms, 143 Pounds. I like speed, but I find it hard to catch waves easily....once I am up I can walk to the front of board.... but alas still finding it hard to catch waves...