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post #14301 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 02:09 PM
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Yeah rash guards are a must. I never wore one....well I used a short wet suit a few times. Your chest and stomach will be like hamburger meat lol. Do you have any friends to show you the ropes? Thats how I got started. I say if you dont have friends with spare boards you could rent the first couple times to see what kind of board suits you. I started on a 9.5 foot wooden long board. It was awesome!!! Then switched to a short board. You are in for a great time bro



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post #14302 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 02:36 PM
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Nah, I don't have any friends who are in to surfing. Doubt any of them have any interests in watersports in general. No one to show the ropes, but I know my dad would love to try it also.
Is there any "board height/your height" system for beginners, like in snowboarding? Are shorter boards better for starters? Or should I just pick a random one?

Just read a little bit deeper into the topic and found out that it's pretty much impossible to surf here (you can with your own board but the waves are so limited, there aren't any surf places with renting etc available.) I guess I'll have to plan a surfing trip somewhere!

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post #14303 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 03:08 PM
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Nah, I don't have any friends who are in to surfing. Doubt any of them have any interests in watersports in general. No one to show the ropes, but I know my dad would love to try it also.
Is there any "board height/your height" system for beginners, like in snowboarding? Are shorter boards better for starters? Or should I just pick a random one?

Just read a little bit deeper into the topic and found out that it's pretty much impossible to surf here (you can with your own board but the waves are so limited, there aren't any surf places with renting etc available.) I guess I'll have to plan a surfing trip somewhere!
Well craigs list might turn up some. A long board is better for starters. Well thats what I was told. A longer heavier board is slower and more stable. You have to paddle harder to get your speed up but it sits higher up on the water. Now with the long board you wont be shooting up over the waves and all that but its better for those rolling waves.

Here is a pretty good break down I just found

http://www.surfboardshack.com/surfboard-designs.html



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post #14304 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 03:44 PM
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Thanks for the tip, lol.
I'll give you a lot more than the tip boy

I've never been surfing, but I went body boarding in Florida and it was a blast. Salt water always makes my nipples burn.



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post #14306 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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I started out on a 8'8" long board and it's really awesome, true Hawaiian style A bit heavy and hard to get going, but once you're riding it's like nothing you've ever tried before

Currently I'm on a 6'2" Mistral Amundson Fish, just like this one




For someone going for the first time I recommend 7'2" or above, but of course don't go too huge

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I started out on a 8'8" long board and it's really awesome, true Hawaiian style A bit heavy and hard to get going, but once you're riding it's like nothing you've ever tried before

Currently I'm on a 6'2" Mistral Amundson Fish, just like this one




For someone going for the first time I recommend 7'2" or above, but of course don't go too huge

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post #14308 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 09:54 PM
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Got the boat up to 81 mph today according to the GPS. It seems so much faster on the water though, I swear it felt like I was doing 150!



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post #14309 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 11:18 PM
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Thats Fn fast man



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post #14310 of 32427 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 01:33 AM
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Thats Fn fast man
Yeah, it was a little scary. I had an ass full of swim trunks for sure! Haha

Hit some chop at the end of that run and got a little hairy!



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