First off, new to the forum, been researching information on here for some time and decided to join!
Originally from Long Island and now here in San Diego. I am on short boards and have done a lot of exploring on that front in different shapes and designs. Have found the waves here are often suited to a longboard often during the warmer months and am looking at my first noserider. A friend was able to guide me and a lot of reading/videos helped. I am looking at picking up a used board and have spotted a couple I could use some validation on take make a good first choice. I am 200lbs, 6'-1" and hoping to capitalize on the great features of a true nose rider on waves at tourmaline, San O, etc. Opinions/advice on the following boards I spotted greatly appreciated.
Currently under the impression a 9-6 or 10-' would be a good size. There are larger options but I've heard that may be a little more difficult to maneuver. Ultimately would like to ride it, have fun up forward in the smaller surf. The Eric Cristenson looks beautiful and seems to capture all the design features. The Ohana Kemp is a good price, can't spot any spoon but may ask for another picture. The Robert August looks great but not maybe a little thinner at the nose/a little too pointed?
Thanks in advance if you have a minute!