Hey guys, I have been surfing only a few months now and purchased a used 6'6" shortboard (6'6", 19 3/4, 2 9/16). I knew what I was getting into trying to learn on a shortboard and while it has been a struggle I now feel that I am up to a decent level and am much more comfortable catching waves and manuevering.
However, I go surfing with a few of my buddies and they are all longboarders and catch the small stuff all day long while I am paddling like mad and missing a lot of opportunities. I want to be able to ride in on the mush if I want but at the same time not have a huge board to carry around. I am 5'9, 140lbs and am looking for a funboard in the range of 7'6 to 7'10" and with around 21 or 22 thickness and 2 1/4 - 2 3/4. I would rather have the 7'6 funboard but if the 7'10 is a better board for me then I would get it as well.
I appreciate the help, thanks!