I recently started looking in to surfing. Really want to try it, but I def don't want to spend money on a board and equipment, so renting is probably the best option for now. Need to check out where it's possible here.
Have you ever tried wakeboarding, Bud? That's also a sport that has always interested me.
Yes I have and it's cool, it's just not for me... I surf to relax and wakeboarding can really, really frustrate the crap outta you :P
The first couple of times you go surfing you will be frustrated too, but once you get up on that board and actuall ride a wave - you will never stop wanting more
Surfing just puts me in such a positive frame of mind, and it relaxes me to no end... Perfect anti-stress cure
Go with surfing mate, and yes - definately rent a board until you are sure it's for you
And wear a wetsuit or a rashguard or something, your nipples will thank you :P