As of June, all 50 states as well as communities in 6 continents have taken to the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This has become the single largest civil rights movement in world history. Police forces are being de-militarized and millions are being re-invested in communities of color. Things will never be the same.
The popup is one of, if not the most important element of your surfing. This is especially true when starting out. The quicker you are able to get to your feet and into a stable position, the better.
So, you want to buy your first surfboard? It is a daunting decision and there are many variables to consider. Even as an experienced surfer and instructor, it took me years and many surfboards to dial in the direction in which I wanted to go, wasting lots of money and boards along the way.