I'm new to this forum and everything and I signed up because I just wanted some opinions on what to do. I've been riding about 2-4 times a week for the past 3 months.
I currently ride a 7'4" fiberglass Source surfboard I purchased used in Santa Cruz... its kind of like a gun/funboard.. 2 15/16" thick and 21 1/4" inch wide, pintail with a pointed nose. I've been getting consistent rides and all in the small summer swell, still getting used to it. Issue is I'm leaving to school in LA (I live about half an hour away from Santa Cruz). Im at the point where I can ride the face of the wave, go down the line provided it doesn't close out, and do bottom turns. I was wondering if you all thought this board was maneuverable enough/small enough to do cutbacks on the face of the waves and other tricks? If not, should I get a shortboard to progress on?
I plan on surfing in LA and won't have the time to go to purchase a nice discounted shortboard down south. Any opinions/ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks