Softtop Board Suggestions Needed

After 30+ years of body boarding I am planning on taking up surfing.
I am 53 years old, around 190 lbs and surf at Cape Henlopen and Assateague.

For a first board I was looking at either the Original Liquid Shredder HD-9'0"
http://www.softsurfboards.com/HD%20S...rd%2090Buy.htm
or the Greco Eden 9í Soft Surfboard.
http://www.grecosurfboards.com/surf/

I am leaning toward the Liquid Shredder but wanted a professional opinion if possible.

I donít mind spending a bit more for my starter board as I take many friends and family with me to the beach and expect the board to live on as a guest / grand-kids board for several years after I am done with it.

Thanks,