thanks for all who responded. I went out in a crowded afternoon and paddled for a bunch of weak waves. I did get up on a couple . . . Tell me if I am off base, but I think on the fish I need to line up a little bit inside of where I would on my log. I seemed to be missing a lot of waves off the back even though I paddled like Jehu . . . Even though wide, the board is shorter and the wave needs to be more developed to pick it up. E vero?
yeah you do need to sit a bit more on the inside, maybe not where all the shortboarders are sitting but somwhere in the middle. the fish will out paddle shortboards but not longboards....also not catching waves as early as longboards.