I like boards with moderate rocker, flat bottom to vee tail. 50/50 rails to hard rails on the hips to tail. Diamond or squash tail. Scoop under the nose is nice too. Basically a nose rider in front and a hplb in the back. All around.
9-6, same outline and rocker template as a Walden Mega Magic, but not 4" thick, maybe 2-7/8 thick and with a slightly narrower rounded pin tail than the usual. see Chris Birch's Chauffeur model
9'6" single fin. At least a 16" tail. 24" wide. Pulled in nose for beach break bottom turns. 2 3/4" thick. Maybe 3". Toss in a step deck for the hell of it. Fin box for diversity. Don't forget your floaties.
Big hip toward the back, scoop some of the nose out. Those combined features will be the best middle ground parking on the nose as well as some kind of turning ability.
lee... a lot of guys around here are looking for the same thing... 60% noserider, 40% performance. What I've been doing with good results, and out of the Y series blanks, is a long blended nose concave 1/3 the length of the board, to flat, to rolled vee peaking at the leading edge of the fin, to flat behind the box. Wide point back, NO HARD EDGES. The rail goes from beveled up around the nose, to soft 70/40 through the middle, to thin and 50/50 in the tail. I also shape a little concave in the tail on the deck side... and old school local shaper here taught me that, and I think it works. Combine that with a wide, heavy wood tail block and you got a decent noserider, that can turn and respond in east coast beachies.
The tail block can add some weight at the end of a very long lever. I make mine out of darker, heavier wood, accented by thin strips of bright pine of varying widths. The tiny bit of added weight in the tail might only help keep the tail down marginally, but it sure doesn't hurt... it might make the difference between the tail popping out or not, so I'll take any advantage I can get. The little concave on the deck helps hold water over the tail, also helping to keep it down. But in order for it to work, you have to have water flowing over the rails and onto the deck. That means soft rails all the way, with no hard edges that will make water release from the rail, rather than wrap around onto the deck.