I looking at buying my first surf board. I'm 5'10" and 155lbs.
I've been searching the web and found two possible options. And NSP 7'2" Fun Surfboard or 7'2" Anacapa Bandit. They have very similar dimensions. You can see the details on the Tikisurf website.
This weekend i tried the NSP 7'2" (since is a popular board at rentals) and it was great fun very stable and just about enough float.
The Anacapa is more expensive and I don't think I'll get to try it before I buy it. So I'm undecide on which to go for. I'm unsure if the Anacapa would float as good, I believe NSPs are made to float a bit more (is that true).
Any one with experience with Anacapa boards?
Do you have an opinion which one will help my progression best?
Do you know of any similar boards that i should maybe look at first?
I surf in Woolacombe, UK. So the surf is small to medium.
I have also tried large 8' surfboards. I was no good on them. Easy to paddle but I just could not find the right spot on the board (i kept of the back of the wave or nose diving). Also tried a 6'3" softFOam board whic had so much float i had no problem catching waves and standing up,however i could not turn with out going out of control.