just looking for a little info from the longboard crowd.. i've been riding a shortboard for about 5 yrs - never even picked up a longboard until 2 weekends ago in some small surf. i had an absolute blast just walking the board and noseriding, even doing some small turns. i can't always get it when it's big and perfect, but i do whenever possible. riding a shortboard in knee-waist high surf gets pretty boring and short lived, that's why i think a longboard will let me have more fun on smaller days. i'm 5'9 155lbs. not looking for some huge 10' tanker. i'd rather something in the 8' range and more performance based, but still can catch the small stuff and not **** out. anyone have any advice on what to look for? one board that caught me was the walden magic model 8'..