I really enjoy longboarding when the surf is waist high or smaller and mellow. When I'm riding I find myself riding just front of center most of the time. I only get back to the tail if im trying to do a serious pivot type turn. With ur walden I think u would be better off initiating turns by shifting your weight from somewhere near the center of the board. At least until the surf gets bigger and more powerful. As u get comfortable start inching forward ull find the sweet spot. I've heard nothing but good things about wardens so I'm sure ull get it dialed.