I have been surfing for about a year (often only once a month though). I am 6,2 height and ride a seven foot minimalish funboard. I can ride unbroken waves pretty easily and have just started trying to turn to ride them diagonally. While I can do this relatively easily, I find that when I pop up I am nearly always landing too far forward on my board. I don't have a back foot pad so the only way I can tell if I'm too far forward is if when I try to turn my nose digs into the water (which it usually does). I watched a really good video explaining where my feet should be. It said that my back foot should be landing over the back fins. Whilst this seems to be pretty sound advice, I can't seem to manage it. Do you have any tips that could help? Maybe I should put my hands further down towards my belly button when I pop up?
Thanks for any advice.