I'm 10stone and 6ft and I need a surfboard Q
I'm 10stone and just under 6ft and have surfed a few times before am a quick learner and I need a surfboard. What size would I need do you think? I also want this board to last me a long time so something even that I have to work harder at the start I wouldn't mind.
a good learning board will not be what you will need as you progress. Buy a used funboard [wide, fat, rounded or squared off tail, not so much rocker]. Don't go much shorter than 7', 7'4 or more would be good.
As you progress you'll learn what you want for a second board and you keep the first board to loan out to friends. People are really rough on boards while they're learning. Buy a good board to start and you'll beat it to shit, regardless of intention, and you'll want to replace it anyway. If you do lots of surfing, you'll still have to buy a second board in the future, cause no way you'll choose the perfect board for your intermediate skill set, before you've acquired your own particular skill set.
Finally, you'll have more fun on a bigger board when you're starting out, and that will make you more likely to progress. Do lots of paddling, even on flatwatter. Surfing's no fun if you can't get out, or are exhausted once you do get out.