This 9'0 longboard is really good all around. It's rounded pin tail will keep you in control in steep sections and in the barrel and the constant curve outline and performance rocker allows you carve as well.
Nova Traction makes some of the best traction pads that give you that grip you need and give the tail of your board a little extra padding. Nova leashes come in all lengths and colors from 6' to 12' and in comp, regular and big wave diameters
If you have terrible circulation, like me, finding a suit that keeps you toasty is critical for the frigid west coast waters. I have had this suit for about 5 years now and its as warm as the first day I bought it.