F all that "too bad it's tuflite" I surfed a tuflite 9'3 Takayama In The Pink and that board went like a madman. Plus you can beat it up at point breaks without having to stress. Light and easy to carry in and out at low tide over the rocks and windy long distances.
Poly is ideal for sure, and for a classic log, a Must- but if you want something you can just got to Town on, bagless strap on your roof, give a SUP and others a sweet lesson in etiquette Justice, and bang around no worries. Tuflite. It rides plenty rad too.
Good luck with the sale man.