This is gonna sound like the standard noob question, so here I go:-
Took a couple of lessons at Croyde last summer. They gave me a 10ft soft board which I found to be very easy - no problem catching waves, popping up and riding into the beach.
I have a 7ft2 mini mal, but am finding it very tricky to do the same thing as on the big softie. I can catch whitewater waves, generally pop up but balance is tricky and I've probably had one or two `rides' per session. I'm 13st and 5ft11. I'm wondering whether this board is a bit too short for a learner like me.
Or maybe I should just keep at it...?