I've been riding a 7' 6" Bilbo minimal for the last year or two whenever theres waves at Brighton, Shoreham or the Witts. I'm really tempted by a longboard but never tried one. I'd like to catch more of the weaker surf we get around here and was wondering if a longboard would make a significant difference to my wave count compared to my minimal? (I get 5 or 6 decent waves per session in waist high surf like we've had for the last 3 or 4 months). Any advice would be much appreciated.