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Getting started into surfing in NS« on: June 24 2007 12:06:00 »
Ok so I have decided to take up surfing, I spent all weekend down at Lawerencetown with some rental gear and board from Dacane. I have been looking for a spot like this to learn about the local scene and whats going on im guessing there is nothing more local that focuses just on the surfing in Lawerencetown. Anyways this seems to be a pretty tight society from what I have read on here and didnt want to go out and annoy anyone so I was looking for some tips and any kind of information that might help me while getting started. I am attending a surfcamp next weekend to get some lessons.
Any help or advice is appreciated and dont worry im not from Ontario I have always lived in NS ;)
RE: Getting started into surfing in NS« Reply #1 on: June 25 2007 03:06:00 »
Just learn how to basically surf and surfing rules before paddling out in the middle of a crowd. You will know who the real surfers are and arent, if you show respaect then the real will give u respect back.
RE: Getting started into surfing in NS« Reply #2 on: June 25 2007 14:06:00 »
Yeah I got my crowd-a-phobia going on I hit the water about a 5 minute walk down the beach from everyone else, but came back up the beach on the sand to watch the others a few times but while I was in the water I avoided everyone, which was probably for the best as for the first 15 minutes I was a danger to myself as I gotta a couple good hits from my board right in the teeth....
I got a few question
What is a mini mal? Is it like a mini monaco?
Where is a good place to look for a used board around here other than the selection of used stock at Dacane which seemed to be all shortboards.
What is a grom? Is this like a goon from the motocross world or squid from the sport bike world?
RE: Getting started into surfing in NS« Reply #3 on: June 26 2007 03:06:00 »
min mals are malibu long board replicas from the 60's that are about 2 feet shorter made by BIC. check out the bargain hunter for used boards or happy dudes. a grom is a very young surfer. martinique has better learninng waves beacuse the beach break tends not to fizzle out as quick.