i started surfing a month ago. im 5'5" 150lbs. 22yo.
ive been out every weekend. surfing in central cal.
im looking to get my first board. My surf instructor recommened a size between 8 and 9 feet.
in lessons i used a 10', 9' and 8'.
the 8 was a bit more difficult, the nine was fine. the 10 was
just too big. i want a board i can 'grow'/improve into. eventually id like to ride a short board.
Im thinking about buying an 8'2.
the two boards im deciding between are the global surf industries
board model 'blue' 8'2
or a roger hinds
the blue is about $415 and the hinds is $500
im wondering if a) the hinds is worth the extra money
b) what board has a better resale
c) if im a beginner am i going to notice the difference anyway.
also ive heard begineers trash their boards(in which case get the cheaper), but ive also heard that it shouldnt be a problem for me.
ps. with the choice between colours on the blue board of the clear white or the blue/red "pepsi" sway. (see above link) what your opinion. what has better resale.
im thinking white, cuz in a couple months i might hate that pepsi can.