I seem to have problems catching a decent ride in smaller surf (under 3ft). Is this a case of catching a wave/trimming is just harder with smaller waves. I seem to come down it's small face too early as I shove my weight forward and end up stalling. I don't think I understand how to do small surf too well. Maybe I'm expecting too much or maybe the waves aren't suitable or bad technique? - I think I'm over compensating knowing that these waves close out half of the time and just think I want to get ahead asap. However, in 3ft+ waves. Catch it most of the time, put my weight further onto board (might push the nose down depending) and angle my take off most of the time. I end up trimming the wave good enough. I suppose to say I have a 41.5 and 42 inch bodyboards and I'm 5 10 and 13 stone might make a difference. Maybe the smaller surf requires a bigger board? As most of the time, I will be in 2 to 3ft. When the bigger surf comes along. I seem to nearly always have an awesome session. I think I maybe using a technique suited to bigger waves that can carry me better. Any advice would be great? Another question...Anyone know how Southerndown compares to Rest Bay? - and has anyone had a go at ESP in Porthcawl?