Research into Inquiry Questions:
Board 1: AJW O.G. POTATO LAUNCHER
This board was designed for Rob brown to surf in G-land. it works for 8' barrels and 4' chop. It was designed to get speed and hold its rail in the wave. something like this would work very well when the waves got a little bigger around here. I could get a lot of speed and hit the end section to get into the air.
Board 2: CHANNEL ISLANDS #4
This board was shaped for dane reynolds. it was the fourth attempt to create him a board that would work well in smaller conditions. This board would work well for me to get speed when the waves are a little smaller and mushy.
Board 3: CHANNEL ISLANDS WEIRDO RIPPER
This board was designed for yadin nicol to surf while he is in SOUTHERN california for the lowers pro contest. This board works well for smaller beach breaks and waves with a little face to put it on edge. of the three boards, this board would be the board i would buy.
After doing extensive research (talking with my friends who compete and surf for a living) the more speed I can get, the better!
I do not need to have a bunch of speed, but if I want to do an air that looks good from the beach I either need to have a lot of speed to stay in the air for a while, or need to hit the section later to pop out in front of the wave instead of going above the lip.
I have tried both and when I have a lot of speed, getting above the lip isn't very hard but landing has been a big issue for me. When I try to hit the lip late and rotate, I always seem to separate from my board.