What provides stability in a board?
I’ve been surfing pretty consistently for the past 3-4 months on my super floaty 9’6” board. Really easy to catch waves. I don’t know if this is possible but I think it’s too floaty for me now. The primary place where I surf has steep and powerful reef breaks. I find it hard to get past the waves and often get caught on a wave if I don’t turtle at anything more then 2” waves. It has made me really tentative paddling out when it is around 4’ waves.
Do you have any recommendations on what to look for in a board that provides stability but less float? Is it greater length and width?