Rent a soft surfboard your very first time out. Don't invest in your own surf board if you've never ever attempted surfing before. At a lot of beaches helpful for surfing, rental areas will be offered near to the beach, offering reasonably inexpensive.
Someday I'm going to own a van like this and bring my kids to school in it to embarrass the hell out of them, and I will love every second. Hell, I'll probably live in this van ;) Funny things is.my kids WANTS this van!