Been surfing for a few months, started on a 9"2' tri-fin longboard that was fun, but i was ready to move on so started borrowing friends boards to get a feel for what i like. Anyways, i have a 8" Infinite Secret Weapon and a 5"8' quad-fin fish that ive mainly been using. Ive been having a blast on the fish, but ive still been surfing mainly mushy white wash everyday.
Its killing me because i nice swell just hit and ive had to resort to bodyboarding with friends on the mornings that i was 4-6ft. Boogying just fueled my desire to get better at surfing even more, but im still having trouble surfing anything with a face.
Im really just curious what is the best way to teach myself? Should i just start going for every outside break that i can, getting pounded until i learn? Or are there better ways to learn?