My quiver consists of a 9' longboard and im looking to transition to a short board. Ive ridden shortboards a number of times as i usually borrow from friends but want to get my own. This past weekend i rode a 7'2" out in california which i had no problem balancing/catching waves on.

Does anyone have any suggestions for good boards for making the transition to short board? Im 5'10" about 165 lbs so im thinking something around 6'10" or so.

Id like something which i can duck dive, but not too short since as i said i mainly ride longboard up till now.

Any suggestions on good brands/models or input on size, length, width much appreciated.