well im in southern california (marina del rey - next to venice), so the waves aren't really huge here, but they're decent.
the thing is that its only the magnum that i can find for this deal. so if that doesn't seem like a good board, im gonna have to look for a completely different brand, it's not like im going to a Bic store, just found this one on a craigslist post.
well i dont know much about bics, i only know one person with one and thats the minimal. If the waves near you arent brilliant then youll do ok an a big board like that. For an absolute begnner i still think foamy boards are the way to go. Have a look around at second hand boards in your price range in local surf shops too, theres no need to buy a brand new board especially if your thinking about getting a popout.