Yo
So now that school is close to being in full gear and the beach crowds are thinning out, its time for the locals to come out. I am a fairly experienced bodyboarder and I am now looking to broaden my horizons by getting a surfboard. But I have no idea whats good out there nor where to start.
I am 6' 4" and 160 lbs I was told i should get a 6'-8" - 7' board cause of my size but can someone help me out as of what kind of names that are out there? Whats good / reliable / fast and not a price gouge... etc? Oh, and i have years of skating experience if that changes anything..

Thanks!