well i guess i should start off saying that i bought a 8' 4" bic magnum at the beginning of the summer and i have been surfing 5 times so far and i really enjoy it. i really like my bic but it doesnt turn that well. now i understand thats the nature of a long board and everything. i was wondering if i wanted to get a board to whip around a lil bit, would a short board be a lil to much for me being a beginner and all? i am 6' 1" and weigh between 180 and 190. also i will mostly be at holden beach since thats where my parents have a place, so thats the type of waves i ride. so bascially i want to know what type and size of board would be best for me and the conditions i'll be in.

thanks for any help