Thanks for the tips last year everyone. I have some more questions now. I was wondering how people approach steep waves. Most waves in summer crumble and are not very steep. I have no problem riding these. The very vertical steep waves are giving me trouble. I have noticed the past few days have very steep waves including this morning. How do you approach these differently? I've been getting slammed with these types of waves and the nose of my board is practically going right into the sand. If you have any tips I would appreciate it. Thanks.