neckbeard will do fine as long as it's not super steep or longer period swell. the wide tail is necessary to tap into any available energy in smaller, weaker surf, & it actually sports a pretty hard edge in the back 1/3 of the board...it holds quite well. dumpster diver & weirdo ripper type boards will have a better top end, due to increased rocker & narrower tails, but won't perform as well at the low end for the same reasons.
So we're in agreement? It won't do well in real surf. long period, steep faces is real surf... anything mushy, soft, summer-like, not real surf.