buying a gun would be a big waste of money unless your a sponsored pro that gets boards handed to them.the east coast has no use for a gun unless your paddlin outer sandbars that can hold 15ft.another thing u must think about,surfing waves like that,your going to break boards like twigs.i made the mistake of tryin to surf a gun my 1st 2 years when i had no clue about surfing and there were nobody else around to tell me so,until i went to belmar one day and they looked at my like check this kook out lol.traded it in and been good ever since