This is a picture of Carlos, from Azulea Adventures who I am taking the lessons with. Even though he aint no man mountain, this demonstrates the size of the boards. In order: normal surfboard, long board, paddle board.
Today was my third lesson, but it was quite choppy, which made it difficult. Each time my legs are able to endure the balancing position for that little but longer, so clearly it is doing my fitness the world of good.
I was informed today that it is ok if I go out on the Paddle Board, as long as I do not try and catch a wave: that just makes you look like a douche. Thanks for the heads up Gaz, but I am a long way from that.