I hesitate to ask this question here. I'm an old fart that surfed short boards since I was a kid. Shifted to a 7'8" "fun" board on the advice of a coach. It's never been fun. I think I must be riding it wrong. I'm now thinking of trying a long board (at least 9'). Has anyone had any experience with softboards of that size. Any recommendations?
How old, short and fat are you and what sort of waves do you mainly surf in?
More info on the 7'8 fun board.