Surfboards are expensive, and finding the right board is hard sometimes when your just listening to people talk about boards. Its best to be able to try out the right model and size for yourself. Channel Islands surfboards has a Demo tour where you can try before you go to the shop and buy. I really love talking to people at these demos and getting them on the right board. The Waves have been pretty fun this summer in So Cal and most of the Demos this year saw a great turnout of people looking to find that magic board.