Well, there's a lot of different ways to go. The first thing I would say is don't buy a wakeboarding brand wakesurf board ( O'brien, CWB, etc.). You 'll outgrow it too fast.
For surf style, you could go with an Inland Surfer Sweet Spot for durability. I also recommend looking at Shredd Stixx and SoulCraft, which you can have custom made, which is nice, but they will be more fragile. And I would also looke at Triple X Nitro for a little more affordability too.
For skim style, I like the the Triple X hands down, some people do love their Phase 5's though.
I have a Sweet Spot for sale if you go that route PM me.