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South of France Surfing« on: July 17 2005 15:07:00 »
I am totally new to the surfing thing - aged 56 - have been this weekend out there and want more. Just to be able to stand on the thing would be a success lol. Going to Woolacombe at the weekend to try down there. Oh! Been in the north east, had the lessons from some lovely people but want more ( if I repeat myself - its an age thing)
Anyway, going to Perpignan in September - booked holiday before I got the Bug, but cant find anywhere in the Med. This site shows 9 sites for surfing, the map shows the Med but only links to 8 areas and guess what? yes! the Med is missing (chewing knuckles now, head banged on wall and the dog has given up asking for its food) and before you ask I have tried other sites!
I cant believe the Med is bereft of surf sites?
If you know better, be good to hear from you
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #1 on: July 18 2005 07:07:00 »
I'm not a surfer but i thought it was common knowlege that there are no waves in the Med because it too small. There's hardly any tide either.
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #2 on: July 25 2005 11:07:00 »
there is no surf in the mediterranean, except sometimes in winter during the storms.if you want to go surfing, cancel your trip to perpignan and go to the other side (i.e. the atlantic coast), to hossegor, capbreton, biarritz or anglet.
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #3 on: July 26 2005 00:07:00 »
Basque Coast surfing is awesome:) I did an exchange there, and that's the only sport I've ever surfed.
look up Biarritz France
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #4 on: July 29 2005 20:07:00 »
old guys suck - go windsurfing, sailing, hiking or something else.
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #5 on: August 01 2005 14:08:00 »
I have the pleasure of knowing that one day you will be old as well I hope you enjoy it as much as I do - I continue to learn to surf.......
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #7 on: August 26 2005 22:08:00 »
hey man, congrats on starting surfing at your extended young age! my uncle started at 50 in waikiki and he's a skinny ass new yorker, so if he can, so can you! i've been surfing malibu first point for 15 years , and we've got a lot of the elders here we give some respect to, a couple guys in their 80's.- just don't be a kook elder, don't drop in on the guy who';s on the wave, and hold on to your board when you fall! ,may the rest of your life be spent in the water!!
RE: South of France Surfing« Reply #9 on: November 18 2005 12:11:00 »
I am 50 and started surfing at 41 but didn't really get to do any until 5 years ago. It is a great sport. Old guys rule, legends have tremendous respect for others and will encourage you. Get a long board. When you are good you can get one that turns sharp and rip it up on big waves. I am going to the SW coast next October.