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  • Terry

    December 28, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I learned short, prefer short but have guided many friends through the long to short transition. I’m going to echo James, be prepared to suck. I have a 5’10” FireWire Almond Butter that is about 35 L that I lend out to friends (mostly women) to try. I highly recommend trying a number of boards before buying, many can skip the cost of a mid sized board and go straight to short. Many prefer mid over short. Even though you will suck at first, if you have learned the basics of reading and catching waves, you’ll be fine. Focus on volume, not length so you can go shorter.