I'm goofy footed and I hit the top of my left foot on the tail when I pop-up about 75% of the time. It hurts like hell and I end up having to take a knee before I stand. It also throws me off considering I'm a noob and it breaks my concentration. Any suggestions? Maybe a drill I could do on land to help. Anything will be helpful.
I understand the board is a little short. I've always been good at board sports and I surfed a little when I was younger. I figure it will just be harder to learn but I will get it eventually. I think I was just too far back. Now my biggest problem is being in the right spot to catch a wave.