I'm going to the Outer Banks next summer. I want to try surfing as I never have done it before (I have lots of experience skateboarding and boogie boarding...even learned how to kneel-ride a boogie board). I'm assuming I can rent a board from a local surf shop? How much will a day of surfing cost me? Should I start with a long board or try the shorter ones? Would it be wise to take lessons or is that a waste of my money since I'm already a decent skateboarder/boogie boarder (already have the basic coordination from similar sports)?