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New surfer but what boards should I be looking at to buy?« on: November 29 2009 16:11:00 »
I really want to learn how to surf. I've been out to Coldingham Bay once and basicaly borrowed a board and suit and went out there. I managed to stand up though. What I am looking for is 1. lessons and 2. what kind of board do I go for long/fun/soft
RE: New surfer but what boards should I be looking at to buy?« Reply #1 on: November 30 2009 03:11:00 »
k im gonna post in a few replies cuz global surfers says my message is too long :P
what kind of waves are you learning on? how often are you able to get out? what kind of board were you able to stand up on?
do you want to learn how to shortboard? if you do, start on a funboard or a bigger shortboard, especially if you were able to stand up already on your first time out. if you are able to get out at least once a week and it's a place that has good strong waves with a lot of push, start on a big shortboard if you want to learn how to shortboard.
RE: New surfer but what boards should I be looking at to buy?« Reply #2 on: November 30 2009 03:11:00 »
if you can't get out that often and the wave's aren't that good or strong enough to get you into waves on a shortboard, and you aren't big on the shortboard thing, get a longboard. it's a lot less work, you can't go wrong with it, you're guaranteed to catch waves, and it will most likely be less frustrating.
RE: New surfer but what boards should I be looking at to buy?« Reply #3 on: November 30 2009 03:11:00 »
the reason i say if you eventually want to learn how to shortboard then start on a shortboard is cuz you learn things on a longboard that make the transition harder than if you were to just dive into shorboarding right away. it's definitely more time consuming and will take a lot of getting used to for the shortboard paddling.. but either way, the paddling will be hard when learning how to shortboard whether you're transitioning from a longboard or just starting out fresh and new to surfing. so might as well just go straight into the shortboarding if that's what you want, as long as you're determined and have the time and place to do it consistently. you might get a different opinion.. but that's mine :)