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Want to learn how to surf at Hawaii« on: November 09 2009 05:11:00 »
Just to get the facts clear:
I have never tryed to surf before! I've tryed body boarding like 10 times in NJ. And I can duckdive whit a body board. But thats all!
I got one dream, Hawaii..
A dream i've always had sens I was a kid. And I really want to learn how to surf. I'm from Norway and got 10 years Snowboard experience, but im sure that wont help me much on a wave.
Im planing a 4 weeks solo trip in february. And im wondering how the waves are for a beginner in this period. And if anyone knows about any fine surf spots for beginner?
A surf camp whit traning lessons had been perfect!
RE: Want to learn how to surf at Hawaii« Reply #1 on: November 10 2009 05:11:00 »
That time of the year is a bit iffy for beginners but you may catch a good swell and be fine. There are surf schools that probably will be just the ticket for you, or you can try it solo. Remember to keep your head over the board, if your head gets off to a side then your weight will follow and you fall. Balance is the key. Practice popping up to a stance, think sunrise salute (yoga term) and pull your feet under your body, keep them along the centerline, rear foot sideways and front foot pointing towards the front of the board. Best of luck.
RE: Want to learn how to surf at Hawaii« Reply #2 on: November 10 2009 06:11:00 »
Thank you for helping me!
After reading and asking I've decide not to go in Feb. I'm instead trying April/May. Cause of the waves and the weather. And im not looking for a typical holiday place.
The perfect had been a cabin or a low standard hotell/appartment at a place close to a good surf spot.
But that might be hard to find. I'm thankfull for all help, if anyone have any good tips, please let me know. Here or at my e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if someone knows about a good surfcamp/school please let me know :)
RE: Want to learn how to surf at Hawaii« Reply #3 on: November 10 2009 13:11:00 »
I have a tip,
if you are in Norway, you have some good waves all winter,
look in some guidebooks etc,
sometimes paradise is nearer to home than you think.
Stuff the sun and the crowds, nothing like an icy clean wave.
RE: Want to learn how to surf at Hawaii« Reply #4 on: November 10 2009 21:11:00 »
what island are you thinking?
RE: Want to learn how to surf at Hawaii« Reply #5 on: November 23 2009 18:11:00 »
Just wondering if you have found a place to stay in Hawaii? I have a great house on Kauai, HI right on Hanalei bay. Titus Kinimaka has a surf school right across the street where you can learn to surf and then there are tons of spots to surf around the area. If you are interested, check out my website to see pics of the house http://web.mac.com/hanaleivilla/iWeb/Site/Welcome.html.