FllbdrNew Member Hello, New to the forum and surfing in general. I have a couple of years of paddle surfing under my belt but decided to join the ranks of the traditional surfer and wound up with two different longboards...long story. In any event, I live in Northwest Florida on the Gulf Coast so we do not consistently get very surfable waves which brings me to my primary question: Our break is primarily a very shallow shore closeout that dumps on a sand bar in 1 to 2 feet of water. Wind waves and wind chop is fairly common but the waves are generally small, weakish, and peak fairly quickly before breaking so there is very little time to paddle in and get up on the wave. Probably not ideal conditions for a new surfer. My boards are a 9'1 x 24 dolsey with about 100 liters ( its really thick) and a torq 9' with 79 liters. I weigh about 190 pounds (85kilos i think?). Problem is the dolsey has a hard time getting up on plane. I paddle like mad get a good glide but the waves still roll under me and the board never takes off. I assumed because the board has so much volume that it would catch almost anything without much difficulty but it doesn't. I am not sure of this is due to just poor and weak waves, poor timing on my part which is a possibility being that I am new or the fact that it has a fair amount of rocker...its not a flat rocker like a lot of old school nose riders.I am not sure if it's built for slightly bigger waves, say 3 ft or better due to the amount of rocker, or if its too much foam for my body weight which I don't think would be an issue. I am also wondering if getting a slightly longer, say 10ft, board with very low rocker would help on the tiny crappy waves we get here. The torq seems to do a little better but I have been focusing on trying to surf the dolsey to decide if I want to keep it or not. Any thoughts? Thanks.