At the school the smaller people perfer the Kinetic to the Stubby, Carries a line better, narrower, lower deck. The piedra is also a great smaller person beginner boat for a budget.
The LL Trigger is the new hot one for us. The sub 130's have been loving it. some people like the speed of the Dagger GT better but we have had trouble keeping the outfitting together in it. Both of these will surf better than the budget models. Good luck.
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