I've got six weeks in Tonga this summer and want to get surfing. I know its not the best place to learn but that's where we are going and I want to make the most of it.
Any ideas on what sort of board (brands, shape, size etc) I should take out there would be very welcome. I'm about 5 foot 8 inches and weigh about 10 stone. I can get up on a small beach break but not much more.
At the moment I'm thinking a mini-mal would be best overall for six weeks but that a soft board might be best to start on. What do think?
Any general tips from anyone who has been out to Tonga would also be great.