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Snowboard to surf?« on: December 10 2005 11:12:00 »
Hi guys I'm from the UK thought I'd ask the people who know more about surfing than anyone else, the people from surfings spiritual home Hawaii. I've snowboarded for years all over the world, wondering will that help me pick up surfing any easier?, as next year is the year I devote to surfing, looking forward to it!, any thoughts would be much appreciated.
RE: Snowboard to surf?« Reply #1 on: December 10 2005 15:12:00 »
Surfing is a lot harder I think I snowboarded once in Colorado on a vacation. It was still pretty hard but not like surfing. Snow boarding is rail to rail transitions, surfing is that and learning how to use your tail.
RE: Snowboard to surf?« Reply #2 on: December 10 2005 17:12:00 »
Thankyou Puna for your insight I think its just going to be a case of getting stuck in there and having fun at the same time, like I say I'm really looking forward to the challenge!, thankyou in the meantime take it easy.
RE: Snowboard to surf?« Reply #3 on: December 15 2005 09:12:00 »
I lived on Kauai for about 8 years, Now I'm leaving in Tellluride, Colorado, Telluride as one of the best ski resorts in the world, I've been surfing usly all my life, I always tell people its easier to be a surfer and going into snowboarding then being a snowboarder going into surfing, Its totally backwards and balance plays a huge part, but if you surf everyday for about 2 weeks you'll be good then anyone else
RE: Snowboard to surf?« Reply #4 on: December 15 2005 10:12:00 »
where are you going to surf for a year? i grew up surfing, but now i spend 120-140 full days a year in the teton range and the surrounding backcountry. (jackson hole, wyo.) i surf about 1 month a year, but am going back to the ocean soon. ask me whatever you need to, but you need to surf all day every day wherever you go.
RE: Snowboard to surf?« Reply #5 on: December 15 2005 11:12:00 »
I grew up skating and now I snowboard almost every weekend in Colorado when its on. I made two surfboards last winter and I've been doing once a year surf trips for the last 3 years. I think there is excellent crossover from skating to snowboarding to surfing. That said I think surfing is freaking hard. The whole riding the wave thing is actually not that hard if you're into board sports. I think though that the hard part about surfing is 1) being very comfortable in the water, 2) being able to read what the water is doing, 3) being in shape to paddle out and still have energy to actually paddle onto a wave.
RE: Snowboard to surf?« Reply #6 on: December 15 2005 17:12:00 »
So basicaly your saying that the whole surfing part is hard, LOL. Where do you live that might have an effect on your confidence level? Especially for Hawaii, when I see tourists come here to surf or just watch they hype themselves out of going out. I've lived here my whole life and been surfing since I was a little kid, I have a few friends that skate and wanted to try to surf. It's a totally different thing surfing combines rail to rail transitions and weight distribution on the tail. Hey andMark good luck surfing is a life choice once your bitten it's too hard to go back.
Snowboard to surf?« Reply #8 on: January 10 2006 16:01:00 »
I have surfed and snowboarded my whole life. Surfing is way harder. I mean you dont gotta catch the slope. Surfing is tuff cus each mistake you fall off and gotta wait for the next one. Think about it ......... for each new move you got to do that dozens or hundreds of times. Like the other guy said .... ifs a life choice. Its an art, and you do it for life or you dont. There are so many levels. I have surfed for 20 years and can bust air but there are a lot of levels above me. Every time i surf i learn something new. snowboarding is easier. If you wanna take it to the top level then its totaly hard but is you just wanna ride the slope and have fun then its chill