New to the forumn so take it easy .....Was at my local break yesterday when a Lboarder paddled by and offered some advice. I was on my bigger shortboard as it was waist to maybe chest. I dropped in and had my back leg bent to where my knee was almost to the board. He stated that I do NOT want to get in to the habit of droppin in on my back knee as it's a hard habit to break.

I do realize that draggin the back leg can reduce steering but I do see some of the pro's doing this (albeit in much bigger surf). I mostly was trying to stay low in order to have better balance. Any advice ?