Hi, I am new to surfing and though I have scoured the postings I havent had much luck picking a board.
I am looking for something a intermediate wakeboarder who has surfed a few days can use to progress as far as possible.
At this time I think I am more into surf style than skim.
I do not know but I think I am looking for something that is capable of nice hard turns and some air but I might be better off having to work for it. As opposed to a board that is too touchy for a beginner, or a board that is easy to ride but is impossible to air.
as strange as this sounds - the 2004 hyperlite broadcast at 4'8". this is a great begainner /intermediate board. it is very durable, stable, and very fast for a skim style board. the only drawback is finding one..
Just got my HL Broadcast 4.9 out of the garage. Wife and 10yr old got their first successful surf session. I was able to free ride fine, but couldn't spin it worth anything. It's not a board for airs either. I'm going to remove the outerfins and shave a bunch off the center fin kinda like the small fin on the Inland 4-skim. It was a fun board and I think I'll keep it for when I have newbies on the boat.
I also was able to free ride with my 9 yr old son on the board which surprised me with total weight about 220lbs. Fyi, I picked it up used a few times off ebay last year for $150 shipped so cheap is good.