Sooo I bet this question gets asked a lot on here..but I'm completely clueless on these things and need some advice.
I'm looking to buy my first shortboard..I have no idea what im looking for though! I'll be honest I only started surfing not so long ago and can barely just about pop up on the 7'9 BIC minimal I have. I know its all down to practice..I seriously would if i could but here where i live (Bournemouth, England) there only seems to be waves like once every 2 weeks. So I'm planning on doing a couple of trips down to Cornwall soon where it looks like theres more regular waves to practice on
In the summer I'm also going to be travelling a lot..going to Newquay for a solid week, France, South Africa and possibly Portugual. I wanna try surf all these places and dont want to do it on a minimal..I've learnt with surfing its good to keep pushing yourself to new levels or you'll always be stuck on the same one. Never progessing.
Which is why im looking into buying a shortboard early! im determined to get this right.. I was recommended a fish board..What is the difference between a fishboard and a shortboard? Also, I'm about 5'10 and 12st if that helps I need something that wont break easily..so ive written off any fibreglass boards. and my budget is also not the biggest thing ever
any info/advice would be good thanks