Re: Starting on a shordboard
Cillian, if I read your first sentence correctly you wish to have a wider range of boards to choose from but funding is your reason for considering a short board.
I would consider all your reasons but I would seriously look at secondhand boards that would give you a greater range to choose from within your budget.
Your idea of renting a short board is good, certainly look to one with some volume, a low volume job will not enhance the experience.
You say you are an intermediate level surfer, how did you decide this?
What can you do on a wave? as this is a tool to help you choose your board.
I'm always curious about this as in some cases it's a surfer being humble and in others an overestimation.
Lots of help out here you've asked. Answers on the way.
I had a look at your other posts, interesting choice of board!
I've taken up troll hunting just for fun, instead of a rifle I'll just use a pun!