thanks for all who responded. I went out in a crowded afternoon and paddled for a bunch of weak waves. I did get up on a couple . . . Tell me if I am off base, but I think on the fish I need to line up a little bit inside of where I would on my log. I seemed to be missing a lot of waves off the back even though I paddled like Jehu . . . Even though wide, the board is shorter and the wave needs to be more developed to pick it up. E vero?