longboard question for beginner
I would like to get the opinion of some of the seasoned surfers here. Just getting into surfing and I am torn between a 9' redline 11 and a 9' 6' hydro hull. I am 5'9' 192 lbs. Have taken a lesson and was told I could get away with a 9' foot board. I do not want to get the 9'6 only to have to sell it a year from now for a shorter more capable board. on the other hand some people say get the bigger board you'll be better off in the long run because you'll spend more time actually surfing due to the fact that it's more beginner friendly. I would be willing to take the hit on the learning curve provided determination would prevail over the characteristics of the Redline. I would appreciate any thoughts on this.