You should probably be looking towards a small freeride board, isonics are good but they are definately more orientated around going fast and gybing, because of this they will tend to be more technical to sail, particularly as they are so short as well. If you are used to an older board the length adjustment could be a bit of a learning curve, maybe look at something like a starboard carve 111 or an f2 stoke of similar volume. These are more freeride orientated and will generally be more fun to sail than a salaom specific board!! I am sure someone will argue with me but the Starboard carves will not let you down, they have won loads of awards and are great to sail, the 111 will handle the range of weather you are after and its a great board to jibe, do some bump and jump with!!