I've surfed about 3 times now, twice on a foam and once on a bic, but although i have quite good balance, i always find that when i'm trying to stand up i feel really unstable and therefore get put off! I've only stood up briefly a few times, but how stable should i be on the board before i stand up, or should i just go for it no matter what? I'm pretty sure that i'm centred alright and the board is the right size, so maybe it's just me! I found it a lot easier on the bic than on the foamie, which i found strange because the foamie is supposed to be the easiest board to ride!
Also, out of interest, has anyone ever ridden or know anyone that's ridden a board shaped by Spider at emoceanl surf in Newquay? Just want to know what his boards are like since he doesn't seem to have any reputation that i've heard of..