Okay, so I have been bodyboarding for years now... I want to switch to surfing... I'm buying my first board, so I am going with a soft top... I dont have alot of money to invest while im just starting out...

Would I beable to learn on this board? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Triple-X...ht_4622wt_1110

Or would this be better? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Triple-X...ht_4893wt_1110

Im leaning towards the shorter one... Could you tell me what the differences would be? Im not sure if I want to spend $200