I am a begginer who is looking into buying my first surfboard. I don't think I'll ever get another board so the board I buy has to be really good.
So I was wondering if longboards or shortboards were better for just cruising big waves and making quick turns.
Please note, that I do not want to do tricks on the surfboard because I already love doing tricks on my skateboard. So I am basically picking up surfing just for criusing big waves and making fast turns.
I understand that it is hard to learn on the shortboard if you are a begginer but I still think I can because I already skateboard and longboard on land.

My choices now are: Flyer II by Al Merrick, MSF by Al Merrick, or The Strange by Al Merrick

Thank you for all the help!