RE: Just one more thing...evo deck.
Yes, they make a full EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) deck cover for the school versions of the Carve, but it adds a bit of weight to the board.
I think you will find that with proper technique, you won't be climbing on the board very much in a month or so, so adding the weight probably is not the best solution.
How about wearing as wetsuit and let the wetsuit take all the abrasive punishment?
Hope this helps,