Hey guys. I live on Long Island, and yesterday was my first day skimming. I had some trouble throwing the board down at first, but when I came back today was much much more consistent. I just have to break the habit of jumping on the board and doing it with my left foot first (I'm regular). The problem is, The waves break farther out and I simply can't reach them because of the chop from a previous wave and the fact that I sink. I'm running at a good speed I would think. So I guess my question is how to get over the chop and avoid sinking, because I really can't get too far out and reach the waves. Help would be much appreciated, as I'm going back to the beach soon.