Hey just a few questions for anybody that wants to answer, I just started surfing well attempting anyways, i took a lesson and got the basic idea of it and i know that i should be starting out with a longboard or fun board but i got a free 6,8 ci short board just had to glass the nose back on, i have used it once and didn't really accomplish anything yet, i know i just need to keep practicing but my question is will i be able to progress with it or am i just wasting my time? i would love to buy the proper board but laid off right now and need to save money, and is there anything i can do to help with like balance? oh and i am about 5'10 175lbs thanks