Cab and North, not 100% sure we can get the boards here...! but I know we can get Naish boards cos they kind of sponsor the local club house and everyone seems to have them!
The outline of the Bullet and Fish look a bit different--as does the placement of the fins... how will that affect the ride?
From the description on the Naish page, it looks like the Bullet is more suited to flat water...?
Oh PS. I have ZERO surfing experience... unless you count body-surfing or snowboarding
so I'm not (yet) interested in riding waves--I'd just like to be able to bomb over the chop, rather than bouncing up and down and stop/starting all the time
Just from what you are saying I think the bullet seems like a better option.
I think if you think in a line between a full on raceboard and a surfboard, the fish will be closer to the surfboard, and bullet a little closer to the raceboard. In terms of chop ability I think the bullet is a little easier to ride in chop, fish is a little more surfy. I do not know which goes in lighter wind...kind of thinking the big bullet would be a little better, but I do not know. To me the bullet is closer to the surfboard lines than the free raceboard that I have tried, but not as close as the nugget or fish type boards (I have not ridden the north nugget)
I do think that almost any surfboard would...especially ones that wok in light wind...will be bumpy relatively speaking, when the wind picks up