All ... thx for the advice .... all good stuff. I don't do all the time but will have to work on it. I'm humble enough to realize that others can see what we're doing wrong well before we can. He was a solid guy and good surfr. Those who give respect get respect. See ya
Another piece of valuable advice: work on getting to your feet as quickly as possible and then try to incorporate looking down the line at the same time (Dont look at where you are, look to where you want to go). You will be surprised how quickly you make it down the line of the wave.