Hey Dude, I ride surftch boards and I love them.
There are a lot of boards to chose from and looking at there site can be over whelming some times but I for an average guy I would recommend a few different boards.
First of all The Surf tech strap pads allow you to take any surf boards and put thees pads on it and it has straps. Not too hard at all.
So check out the pads:
http://shop.surftech.com/product_p/stpd ... h-pads.htm
Then for boards, all the boards from surf tech I have found to be very strong and sturdy, no problems at all. I ride the 5.1 Pyzel a lot and love it but that is a very small board. Others like the Stretch Fletcher 4 are great 5.9, 5.11, 6.1 and so on. then the 6.1 Weber is super cool. And then there are boards like the 5.10 Rat boy squash. It all is preference.
I think the Weber boards would be good for you though, great for small waves, light wind and totally surf able.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Then check out the DaKine board bags, most air lines charge any were from 20-80$ but try and convince the porter to let it slide, Cash helps.
http://surftech.com/boards.phtml?type=k ... thumbInc=0
Hope this helps, let me know if I can help you in any way.