Heres the story.

My woodshop/design class is letting us freeroam and make something. I want to make a surfboard. I want to make a roundish WOOD 6'3''ish egg type board with a single fin.

I am running into problems.

I need to put the wood together and make a blank. Then shape it with different sanding. Then get someone to eventually glass it.

I have heard balsa and basswood are good. Balsa is hard to workwith and basswood is light still but stronger.

Does anybody have recomendations on types of wood to use and WHERE TO GET IT.