My surfboard is floating. After spending nearly 6 months building my wooden board it is finally complete. I had it out a couple of time in various sizes and its scary! It hurts when it hits you and I have developed a habit of diving as deep as I can and waiting for a few seconds on the ocean floor before emerging after a wipe-out.
The verdict so far is mixed. It paddles like a longboard and catches unbroken waves easily. Once you are riding it feels like a tank, really slow and difficult to turn but super fast. I spend the first 3 rides falling of the back because of the acceleration. The low rocker also takes some getting used too. The board pearls a lot and finding the right position is somewhat challenging. The overall verdict is it floats and it even surfs, but after having taken my short board out again today after having surfed wood for some time, I have to admit, I am not a shaper.