So i wonder if i could duck dive the dwart with more effort/practice or should i try to get a smaller board to be able to duck. I'm not good enough to be good, on any thing small and thin like 5'10"x19"x2.25. But i feel like if i could get out easier, then i could and at least try to kook around out there.
im 5'9", 175 and have been surfing three years, but i live close to the beach so get to go a lot.
At 175 you should be able to duck dive that board with enough practice. Dont get a board that is undersized for your size and ability just to be able to duck dive it easier. Thats not even close to being a worthwhile trade off.