On 10/5/06, georgeiw@...
> When it really gets windy I lift my front foot up to get more of the board
> out of the water. I am mostly riding on my back foot and a little bit of board
> around it. It does not matter how big the board is because at this point I
> have most of it out of the water.
It does matter how big the board is. I drive a quite small wide board
(125×39) and if I need to edge hard, I put more weight on my front
foot to get as much rail in the water as possible.
With your technique you are just using a small part of your board and
you will probably feel your legs after a day surfing. Never tried a
smaller board in higher winds?
And there is something in between 159 and 125.
My next board will probably be bigger.
P.S. All measures are in cm