ok so i did what ur suppose to, start off with a longboard, got my pop up down and paddling and all that good stuff... ok so go to my local surfshop and get a 6'5 1/2, nose is 10 1/2 width 18 1/8, tail 13, thickness 2 3/8.
im about 5'5 or 5'6 prolly 130 at most... the problem is when i paddle out the board is really idk i guess not stable im always moving left and right, left and right sumtimes it feels like when im paddling im gettign nowhere.... and when i finnaly do and in the process of trying to catch the wave i paddle like a mad man and cant get it, it seems im not moving at all nowhere!!! geez.... idk what do im a begginer that was my first day with my board.... 3 hours and not one stand up most of the time i was jsut paddling.... thanks for reading and help me with any suggestions! thanks
P.S. also whenver i do try to pop up my board goes under the water@!@!@%$#_* what am i to do? and at what point to catch the wave?