I'm a beginner who lives right next to small to medium surf (2' - 6') on a typical day here at Tamarack/Carlsbad, CA. I am looking for advice on a longboard purchase. I'm a big guy at 6'1" 275# so have been looking at 10' and above boards. I haven't ever surfed in a full wetsuit and even then it was over 10 years ago and usually in Hawaii for a vacation once a year.
I'm trying to decide between:
10'6" x 24" wide x 4" rounded pin tail, tri fin. $450 (bit more plain look)
10'0" x 23" wide x 3.25' thick squash tail $400 (bit more interesting look)
both are in great condition and have pluses and minuses to their look.
I'm leaning to the bigger board due to my size, but slightly question the rounded pin tail for me, but welcome any input before I throw down the cash on either of them in the coming week if not already sold.