Trick Boardz do not "dig the nose into the water". They are probably the best board for NOT crashing if you get the nose underwater. Most other boards struggle with design and modification to keep the nose of their boards out of the water because if the nose goes under, the ride is over. With Trick Boardz, as you get better, you will frequently put the nose under water and keep on surfing. When I ride, I frequently push the nose under as I push the envelope of my riding skills and usually don't crash in the process.
Check out the videos on our website www.TrickBoardz.com
and watch Adam Roten's Surf Skate segment where he continues to surf even after going underwater on the wrong side of the wake. In that video he inadvertently got onto the wrong side. Now he does it on purpose, surfing back to the correct side under water the entire time and then pops out through the wave and continues surfing.
Also, with other boards, you have a nose to the board. Trick Boardz are symmetrical so there is no nose or tail. They are the same and either end will surf even after the “nose” goes underwater, whether you are riding toe side or heel side.
Since you are in Austin, come borrow a board and demo it first. We're on Hwy. 71 near the Pedernales. Based upon your size, experience and boat, I would recommend the Trick Boardz Mojo Grande.