Build me something like the pics below and now we're talking. Perfect surf vehicles, lifted E series vans, 4x4 with plenty of room for gear and sleeping/living space
Zombiesurfer has it right on the money with these. If you are driving a van to a surf destination odds are its gonna be like baja, so it has to be ballsy and able to make it over potholed out "roads", dont think that conversion van would fit the bill.
Other than that a van is only used as a Hobo mansion and those need to be one thing...cheap.
You couldn't sell me that front wheel drive dodge pos. A Ford econoline is really hard to beat and I'm not a ford fan. They can be aquired so cheap and customized. Now that 4x4 toyota RV is something to be ****ed with Jim!
One thing I always wish for is a place to change in Winter. When it's 30 degrees out and your hands are frozen it'd be nice to be able to change out of the wind, then kick back, watch a vid, wait for the tide/wind, etc. It'd be nice for the back to have a waterproof tray or mat. A place to put a fridge or cooler. Basically an RV but not so expensive.