I took several lesson on a 10' foam board and then have been using a friends 9' board, mostly in the white water and am doing pretty well standing on her board but it is heavy & about 23" wide. Iam ready to buy my own and not sure if i should stick with what I am doing well with, or will i quickly outgrow it? Should I go for an 8' now and have a little longer learning curve. I am 5'5" and weigh 125/130lbs.
Is a 9' board a long board and later i may want even smaller then an 8' so best to have a 9 & a 7?