I won't bore everyone with the details so long story short - I've been surfing for 25 yrs. Unfortunately some recent physical limitations (pinched nerve) mean I have to limit myself to BB'ing for at least the next 6 months. I simply cannot arm-paddle without suffering intense pain. Glass half-full view is I can still get in the water and ride waves and the gear is cheaper and more portable. I have swim fins but they fit my bare feet, what about with booties, do you buy a bigger size for winter? Also, I need a board. Any advice at all on anything? PS How do you duck dive on one? Thanks in advance