7a.m. came pretty early and the waves were knee high and glassy. A good day to get used to the new Starboard Whopper. I was afraid I'd have trouble catching these little guys on such a short, fat board... but it was no problem. And once on the wave, very maneuverable. I need to put on a smaller center fin though. 7.5" is too long for this board. I think I'll try a 5.5 or 6".