I ride all my boards. longboard short boart fish funboard pending the waves. My do all is my 7'7 fish hybrid. Good duckdiving, thick for paddling, loose enough to do any manuever. It goes to Costa Rica whenever I travel
As far as getting a board, go to a shop and ask what they think. It is hard to recommend a board to someone over the internet. Most board places will be able to look at you and know what your best options are. Good luck!
im 6 1 and around 185 and i use a 6'0 singlefin. I love that for knee to head lined up waves.
For u id imagine an egg type board with a single fin or a quad setup. The dudes at greenlight are legit so another vote for them. Nice round nose round tail very forgiving and good in the tube. can ride those mid size eggs in anything ive seen them perform in large hollow surf
look at any modern "grovel" short board. Buy it like 6 sizes larger than the kid in the shop recommends. Catch every single wave.
I have 2 bing Dharmas and a sweepea. All are great boards.
You are right: there is always room for trying something new. In fact, we all tried something new when we surfed for the first time. There is always something new to try, but there is always room for improvement. Whether it's a log or a shortie, my opinion is to stick with what you're comfortable with and perfecting it.
Don't **** your pants just yet, Moku. You can still perfect your craft with diversity in your quiver. Hell, I took out my egg last week.
Gravy 5'10'' thruster futures setup. Real thin tail, wide nose, and lots of rocker.