Ok, so now I'm sorted with the board...but what about wetsuits?!
a) I'm not sure about the size coz I've never asked when I've borrowed them! And I don't know my weight in pounds...ha ha! I'm 8.5 - 9 stone and 5 ft 7 and with the chart I was guessing size 8, but could be totally wrong so....
b) I've only ever surfed in a full wetsuit but quite like the idea of a shortie coz I don't feel the cold too badly and would prefer not to be completely covered - so would that be ok or re they a bad idea?
Hopefully when I've got this sussed too I can get on with it and stop harrassing you all with endless questions!