I agree with Buzzy's comments; the Addvance will boost your surfing to a higher level, especially in waist high and up to a good 5ft. I will add a cautionary note - When beginning it tends to be more likely you will ding the board - not always, but remember the Addvance is a quality board - if water gets in, the board needs to be removed from the water to dry out or damage will happen and tears of sadness result. By all means go the Addvance, but doo look after it.
Well, thanks to all of you!
I understand and, even if beginner, I agree to the "sense" of your unswers which I find very logic.
It's easy to imagine that a mid size "deck space" board with the volume of a classic longboard will be easier to be managed by a "technical lacking" surfer.
I think at this point that I'll go for the 7.6 Addvance, given the knee high average surf on my seaside....wich is a 25km sand beach...usually small and steep waves but at least no ding danger for the board....except for bycicle transportation :).
Last edited by musicaldoc; 05-14-2012 at 06:00 PM.