I'm new to surfing, so I know almost nothing about it. I recently took a vacation to Costa Rica (Uvita) where I tried surfing on a longboard. My boyfriend insisted we try one of those instead of a shortboard. The problem with that was that I had to have my boyfriend help me with paddling out (not enough arm strength on me) and the board was too heavy for me to carry it. I am only 5'2 and 105lbs. What would be a good beginner board for me that won't be too heavy or hard for me to paddle out with? I know that I did enjoy the surfing when I tried it and was able to jump up and surf the waves, I just had probs getting out there! I live in Pensacola, FL. I just want to give it a chance since I enjoyed it so much to explore surfing further.