I need some tips on riding a short board. I am 12 years old and surf Manhattan Beach, I ride a 6'8" McCoy. I usaully surf with my older brother. He tries to help me as much as he can, but I have many problems when I paddle and take off for a wave. I usually stand too far up on the board. I then try to fix my stance, and get all squirelly, and fall. It has been making me really frustrated and I hope that some of you will be able to help me. I need all the tips I can get.