I wish you could meet Martha Washington, my pale pink Rusty shortboard. I got her on President's Day a few years ago and she's the Commander in Chief: 6'0", thin as a chip, turny but definitely not a flip flopper.
I am a huge fan of this Rusty surfboard for all conditions and wave size. I've been surfing for 4 years in Southern California and this board is super easy to catch small waves with, but you can cut and turn much harder than on a longboard. I recommend this for any beginner trying to move to a shorter board, or for any advanced surfer who wants to get out and have fun in mush but can't get waves on their short board.