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    what board

    hi everyone. i am a beginner surfer from fort pierce fl. we have decent waves, ranging from knee high, to double over head.

    i am 5'6" 185 lbs, but pretty fit for as fat as i am, lol.

    i have used my brothers board which is a short board, probably a 6'0". and i haver used a friends 7'1" funboard. for some reason i can paddle into a wave easier with the short board. dont ask me why, i too am puzzled.

    i was going to buy a 7'4" fun board thats like 22" wide and 2.5-3" thick. but i think i will get bored quicky, and i dont want to buy the wrong thing.

    are there any short boards for me? i was looking at fish, with thick rails, and a wide deck, but im not sure what to buy.

    $ is a issue, so i would like to buy used. if i can use a shortboard my options are a lot better.

    can anyone help me? and if you say lose weight, i understand, but i think ill be about this size forever. btw, i am 30 years of age if that matters at all.....Loola

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    Go for a longboard.

    I prefer shortboards myself, but from what you've said it sounds like you might enjoy a longboard a bit more. Check out the Blue MiniLongboard for starters (good beginners board... just pick the size that best goes with your height/weight... I think maybe anything over 8 ft. would be good for you).

    I also am not a big fan of funboards just because you can't turn as well as a shortboard or noseride like a longboard.

    If you're just dying for a shortboard, I say go for a 6'2-6'8 length board thats pretty thick and wide and has a swallow or fish tail.

    But I still think that a longboard would be your best choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Weinheimer View Post
    Go for a longboard.

    I prefer shortboards myself, but from what you've said it sounds like you might enjoy a longboard a bit more. Check out the Blue MiniLongboard for starters (good beginners board... just pick the size that best goes with your height/weight... I think maybe anything over 8 ft. would be good for you).

    I also am not a big fan of funboards just because you can't turn as well as a shortboard or noseride like a longboard.

    If you're just dying for a shortboard, I say go for a 6'2-6'8 length board thats pretty thick and wide and has a swallow or fish tail.

    But I still think that a longboard would be your best choice.
    thank you....looking online its really hard to find a used one......$ is an issue...Loola

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    check craigslist and make an offer on what you can afford might get lucky.. had a friend get 2 longboards for 300 just recently near flagler!!