I just bought a board off line its my first quad, I love it. check it out its called" equinox". I paid like $350 for it. they also have fish shapes and fun shapes all for a decent price. if nothing else try Craigslist buy some cheap boards and figure out what you like and what works for you. don't go buy a specific board because you saw some Guy blowing out the lip more than likely that's skill and years of surfing.