A couple of years ago some friends and I went surfing in Monterey, Ca and I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I then moved to middle of nowhere Texas and was unable to really get into it due to school and 7+ hours to the nearest beach. Now, I'm currently living in Germany and I've decided that I might as well live a little and take some weekend trips to the coast. I have a couple of questions. First, can anyone lend me some info on places that are good to go to in Europe if my wife and I are beginners? The second question is about board size. I'm 5'10", weighing 180 and I've come a cross a funboard that's 7'6" x 21 3/4" x 2 5/8". I was wondering if this sounds like a good match for me or not. Anyways, thanks in advance for the help. From what 've read so far this seems like a really helpful community of people and hopefully, I'll be able to contribute some knowledge someday down the road. Thanks again.