Hey good people. A bit of a different assistance thread this time. As a lot of you are surfies from way back I thought this would be a good place to ask. I love working with timber and making all sorts of things. And for several years I have wanted to do a surfboard making class offered by Bywater Design. Unfortunately the price has been out of my reach and I kind of figured it would be a splurge item for my 40th. But I am still grinning, they opened a new workshop space and had an open day. During the day they offered 1 spot to their surfboard making course as a prize. The question for the competition was - What is your favorite surf spot? For me, the empty beach at Mallacoota and surfing with Milly and Prone sprang to mind immediately. So I answered - Anywhere quite with some mates. And I was very very happy to find out that I will be part of their course in late September! They make some beautiful boards or varying shape and length, all named after famous Australian Swimmers. But now I have to choose what I am going to build. - Which is where your advice comes in. I am a beginner surfer. I have a 9'6" Mactavish nose rider (That I cannont nose ride ) and an 8'6" Quad Fish. And at 120kg I am leaning towards a big 10' log. So I have three to choose from, but not having ridden many boards (My two, Prones borrowed foam board, and a hire board is the grand total) I am not sure which way to go. The description of the boards are as follows; The Rose is a 1950’s Pig shape Great down the line and step right back to get her to turn then pick the line and go up onto the nose Very full, the most buoyant of all our boards The Dawn is a great performance board with its teardrop shape and full nose and pulled in tail It makes turning a breeze and nose riding just a few steps away all-round good rides Bob The Bob is a replica of a classic Robert August board the smooth outline is a good representation on how smooth the board is to ride, a great board to cruse up and down the wave with cutbacks and heavy bottom turns not a problem for this longboard , but this is not a nose rider unless you take the time during class to add a concave into the nose [this is not a problem to do ] A 10’ board can easily cope with body weights of up to 120Kg depending on your fitness I am leaning towards the Bob shape but with the concave in the nose incase I even get to the point where I can stretch 1 toe to the front. I think the Rose sounds too hard for a learner, despite being buoyant due to the turning issue. But I don't really know and it is a pretty hard decision fro me. What do you all think? Which would you choose? And as some eye candy, this is what they look like.