I have been surfing for about a year (five days a week over the summer) on a 9' longboard. I am at a point where I feel comfortable and would like to move to a shorter board. I know that a funboard would be the best option for me but I am confused on what size to buy (I am 5' 11'' and 160-165 lbs). And for a novice, would epoxy be a better option (my longboard is fiberglass, rides well but dings up like crazy)? In other words, would switching materials be a smart choice or would a person like me notice a huge difference?
Thanks for all your help,
BTW I live in Southern California if you know any good shapers (north of Los Angeles).