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Beginner with questions« on: May 19 2005 21:05:00 »
Alright guys, I'm 16 and live in Torrance, California and want to start surfing. I'm looking into boards around 6-7feet long. I don't want to get anything long because more than likely I'll never buy another one because most of my money goes into paintballing. I want to know what's a good board around $200-250 that's 6-7feet long with a fin (don't know if there is a specific name for it or if you can buy them seperate). What are the brands and what are the brands from top of the line to beginner cheap. I don't want anything too cheap because this is my only board and like said before I'm not going to buy another one. Also for those people familiar with Southern California what are some good shops to get the boards at?
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #1 on: May 30 2005 00:05:00 »
Longboards are very forgiving for a beginner. You might want to reconsider.
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #2 on: May 31 2005 15:05:00 »
sorry to say man, 200-250 isnt going to exactly get you "top of the line" i dunno what the prices for boards are in socal, id expect them to be the same, but up here a new board is going to run you about 4-500 if you want something of name, and a longboard would run you even more. id almost say your best chance would be buying a used board to begin, or maybe even renting.
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #3 on: June 06 2005 12:06:00 »
If youve never surfed before you should get a big soft board you will find them cheap at most shops
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #4 on: June 15 2005 14:06:00 »
Maybe surfing is popular now, but this too will pass. At that point, only the true surfers will stick around while faddists move on the next cool sport. My suggestion: Commit to surfing or don't, don't just be another kook floating around in the already too-crowded lineup. If you are serious, get the proper equipment and take a lesson. If you are not serious about learning to surf you will end up being a liability to yourself and else everyone around you. Or you can just stick to paint-ball.
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #5 on: June 18 2005 00:06:00 »
Aww, mate you've got me all wrong. I encourage the kid to shit or get off the pot-commit or don't bother. I encourage the kid to take a lesson with a professional instructor, get a decent board and feel the stoke.
I encourage this kid to get on a board and stick with it. No, I'm not an arsehole. I have enjoyed surfing as a professional on the ASP Tour and now make my living in the surf industry in both your country and Australia. Maybe I was harsh, mate but surfing is not paintball, or rollerblading, it's a LIFE. It's my life and yours. It's to be respected and cherished, not treated like some bloody passing fad.
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #7 on: July 23 2005 16:07:00 »
i think doogs is kinda right dont worry tom aussies are just kindof savage or maybe just alil rough round edges so they like to make some tink , and doogs ex pro asp rippa cmon who r ya tell us your name what are you ashamed about (it is a cherished sport the world over) who r ya mate myself i am noone at least dont CLAIM to be anyone
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #8 on: July 23 2005 16:07:00 »
yeah kid the shorter your board the harder you rip so get like a 5 ft 5 thruster so you can just jump on it and start ripping right away make sure it has really fluorescent loud colors so everyone can see you same with wetsuit then go with all your buddies to lets see you said your in torrance ,ok go to lunada bay just south in palos verde a great begginer spot with a bunch of beginners already there that dont seem to progress surfing, see you later lil buddy
RE: Beginner with questions« Reply #9 on: August 25 2005 23:08:00 »
I'm from malibu, cali and I've been lovin' surfing since i was 8 and i'm starting to teach some of my friends but I can't seem to find any great beginner spots to take them. I started surfing down in San Diego in Carlsbad but thats a long drive from LA, if anyone knows any good spots i can take people near LA/Ventura email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :) thanx