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Dundee, wetsuits, and board shipping« on: January 16 2006 10:01:00 »
I'm an Aussie surfer who has recently arrived in Dundee. I'll be here for at least the next 12 months. I'm going to have my board sent over soon, but will need to buy a wetty (mine is only 3:2). I get the feeling from other posts that I'm going to need a 5:3 - is this correct?
Can anyone advise me regarding where a decent surf shop is up here? Will I need to head down to Ediburgh?
Also, has anyone had any experiences (good or bad) in having a board sent from Oz to Scotland? Any recommendations as to appropriate companies would be much appreciated.
Finally, if anyone's in the Dundee area and wouldn't mind sharing rides to the surf, would be grateful if you could let me know.
Thanks in advance,
RE: Dundee, wetsuits, and board shipping« Reply #1 on: January 16 2006 10:01:00 »
yes a 5/3 is good. also need boots, gloves and a hood, the latter 2 around winter time only.
yes edinburgh, dunbar, aberdeen, glasgow have shops for stuff.
ive had a bad experience of shipping a board. crushed. get insured. sketchy. better by plane
if at uni, might have club.
RE: Dundee, wetsuits, and board shipping« Reply #2 on: January 16 2006 12:01:00 »
I'm from Dundee living in Wales and travel up quite a bit.. Be coming up again in March, drop me your email address and I'll def hook up with you.
A 5-3 gloves and hood are def needed for the next couple of months.. Check out google for some good 5-3 dels at the mo, just saw a 05 Ripcurl classic for 90quid which is a pretty good deal.. It might be worth buyin a 2nd hand board and selling it before you go home than getting it shipped over, haven't done it myself but have heard it can be expensive and if something does happen to it you have to wait for the insurance etc etc..
Just a thought.
RE: Dundee, wetsuits, and board shipping« Reply #3 on: January 16 2006 12:01:00 »
P.S. If you go into the Wellgate shopping centre, there's a shop selling branded surf t-shirts and skating stuff... There there is a unit in the industrial park by the seagate just past the bus station, just ask them the name and number, the guys really helpful..
RE: Dundee, wetsuits, and board shipping« Reply #4 on: January 17 2006 06:01:00 »
nah i would still ship the board over. the price depends on size of it. its not that bad, u just have to look about for a good deal. plus you usually need someone in oz to drop it off at a warehouse for you. shouldnt be more than £100. make sure in oz u protect it enough. should be fine. ive had one bad experience but i got the money straight away - chances are tho it will be fine anyway!
RE: Dundee, wetsuits, and board shipping« Reply #5 on: January 19 2006 07:01:00 »
get a board on ebay, cheap as chips. pobably get one for the same price as you shiping one from Oz. The best way to get boards back from OZ is on the plane, brought back 3 this year! hooray for me