I'm moving to the Gold Coast, Australia in less than a week and I'm going to buy my first board! I have taken a few lessons and have gone to surf camps in Portugal, Spain and Costa Rica while on vacay. I'm still definitely a beginner but had little trouble popping up on the massive longboard they provided on 3-5 foot waves while in Costa Rica which was over a year ago now.
I am 26 years old, 5 foot 9 inches and 200 lbs (90 kg). I plan on surfing between 3-5 times a week while in Australia. I think i might start with second hand but am open to all advice. If I left any information out please let me know.
Trading in my hockey skates for a surf board!