I need a new "boat board" for riders 160+. I'd like it to be forgiving enough to learn on but fast enough for low intermediates to have fun. Pretty sure I'd like it to be surf style. Durability is also an issue. I don't thrash my gear but I'm not going to put it in a gun safe after every set either.
I know that the inland surfer blue lake fits this bill but are there others? Cost is an issue, though I'm ready to spend for the right board. I do not have the ability to demo boards in my area.
Willing to buy used too if you are holding the perfect board.