I have a 12' Naish Glide, the 2015 model, and have tried to take it out in small surf, which has been an epic fail. I kept falling off the back as the board caught the swell. It took off and left me for dead! Should I persist or am I on the wrong board? I originally bought the Glide for use on lakes and creeks and it has been a great board for this, but I don't know whether it will work in 1 - 2 foot waves? The paddle feels good for flat water, but felt too long for the surf? it is not adjustable. Any advice appreciated.
It's a flat water board.. It can be surfed in small waves but it's pretty tricky for most people including myself..
This is my old 12'6'' Glide in small surf..
You need to start paddling early and get the board moving before the wave hits.i surf my 14 .but move up the back as soon as you can to aviod nose diving.keep trying.it can be done as shown on DJ vids.but a mana would be better.or nalu.