okay so here is my story; I am 14, live in cincinnati, but have a grandpa who lives in Florida and a houseboat in KY. We have been going to the houseboat ever since i was born, and have been a natural at water activities. I can do pretty much every watersport behind a boat; wakeboarding, wakeskating, barefooting, skiing, slalom skiing, and Wake Surfing. So, my grandpa lives in FL and we go about 2 times a year to visit. I have been surfing twice on a foamie longboard, once in florida and once in Cali, and I could get up and ride waves both times. Now i am very interested in progressing to a shortboard, and bought a CI Motorboat for $300. I heard how hard it is to do the transition, so i began practicing a proper shortboard popup on the ground and on the edge of a bed (so my feet were hanging off the edge). SO.... what do you think my chances are of being able to surf in the 8 day span that i am in florida this spring break? the height is around 3-4 ft.
how i practiced popping up-
hands mid torso, push up and arch my back, then bring feet to position without using toes/knees.