First time surfing shortboard
so stoked right now,
just the other day we had an unexpected NW swell roll in to our local beach, now ive been surfing for a few years but had always stuck to what i know, mostly longboards and funboards, nothing shorter than about 7'6. but i found myself standing there with some nice 3 footers rolling in and the only board my friend had with him was a 6'8 single fin shortboard, real old school style. not wanting to miss out on the unexpected swell i decided to give it a try and paddle out. after getting to grips with the lower volume and more difficult paddling i paddled into a wave, i caught it, popped up and rode it perfectly on a board a foot shorter and alot thinner than anything i was used to.
i was so suprised that i could handle something i thought would be so much more difficult, i guess i'd never gone shorter because i didnt want to miss out on a fun session by trying a more difficult board, but man am i glad i did. now im putting my funboard up for sale and looking at a smaller board.
if you havent tried going shorter because you think it will be too difficult, wont be as much of a fun session or any other reason, i deffinately reccomend you give it a try, you might be surprised.