Well, I didn't get out on Friday to test the glider on small but ridable waves. I am told that it was the best day of a small week. Today was also small and a little worse, but it was clean with low tide, off shores and ridable. I was amazed. I thought it needed a bit more surf than we had, but I gave it a shot anyway. I was amazed!!! I never thought a huge glider (11'7") would work on mid thigh to slightly bigger surf. I was getting long rides that I wouldn't have gotten on my JQ nose rider or my every day board. The glider is fast and fun!!! It won't be my every day board, but it will get more use than I expected.