I'm in va beach too and ride it everyday. Love it! It has a board rack on it already. I ride it to 1st st all the time so I don't have to deal with paying to park or find a spot. 2 cents on the sweet potato, I had one for a while and its nice and everything, but I like my vernor mini simms way better for the same type of surf. They sell them there at freedom. Check them out. I have a 5'10 and love it!
I'm on my 2nd. Got a 6'2 and had it 2 years... was too big so I sold it. Got a 5'10 now, love it. 2 years old and looks brand new! They hold up so well. My dad has a 5'10 aswell and his is like 4 years old and I stripped the wax off his today and cleaned it up and it still looks relitivly new! He's 49 and rips on his. Old guy on a red one at 1st st ripping from the outside. Id reccomend a mini simms over the sweet potato. The firewire is nice, don't get me wrong... but the vernor is hand made in america by david vernor. He's a nice guy and you can call his cell anytime and talk with him about boards. If you get one, get th future contoller fins! They work great in there.