The fact is, that at 110kg I put myself firmly in the heavy surfer category. And to be clear - I am referring to my weight. Not an inclination to ride big, thick lipped slabs. It is a fact that bigger people have much more difficulty riding smaller waves. I don’t have as much problem catching waves, but once I am up and riding I really struggle to generate and maintain speed. It gets even more frustrating when smaller surfers come flying past on toothpicks.