I've been surfing when I can for about a year now and can catch waves and pop-up ok-ish most of the time.
The problem I am having is that as soon as I stand I either nose dive or seem to out run the wave, then by the time it catches me up I'm aware its lost power. My friend who started at the same time as me is slower to her feet, but never seems to have the problems I have. She is over 2 stone lighter though (i'm 12 stone) which I guess makes a difference.
This was very evident last weekend at Saunton on 3 foot, lovely waves. Other people around me were having beautiful long runs and I wasn't. Any tips greatly appreciated.