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surf & spanish« on: December 15 2004 16:12:00 »
I am coming to Venezuela in January. Want to find a spot where I can learn to surf (have done some attempts te get on that usually resulted in falling of boards in the past, so am not totally new to the sport). Also am looking for a Spanish teacher! Does anyone know a good place to go and learn. Where I can crash out for a couple of months and rent a small place?
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #1 on: December 16 2004 06:12:00 »
No matter what some people may think about venezuelans being friendly and shit... it ain´t truth. Don't get me wrong, we venezuelans are good lads, great partys, and funny people, but we have absolutely no culture when it comes to tourism... Anyway, i don't think you should go to Puerto Cabello cause there are great spots nearby but it's not the friendlest place... La Guaira is a better option, but still an unsafe place for a girl (or even a guy) to be on his own... My take would be Cuyagua, it's a great small town with locals who respect surfers and tourism; you could also try Choroní, Ocumare or even Patanemo
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #2 on: December 21 2004 15:12:00 »
I was there in october and went to Los Caracas; I would say this place is very safe and easy for you to paddle out. It's usually crowdless during weekdays, but it's the opposite on weekends when many come from the city and sometimes take their frustrations or ego in the water, it can happen anywhere I guess, however the crowd that i run into were very cool. I heard that east of Venezuela, in Carupano, there are some real good waves. I'll be going to explore this place in january. Locals speak very fast, sometimes they shorten the words or even change them. I recommend you to learn some basic common expressions in spanish before you venture. If you need help please feel free to contact me. Goods luck and merry christmas. HA
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #3 on: January 04 2005 13:01:00 »
yuo said you were going to be trveling in january and surfing. i am here in venezuela traveling solo, and looking for some surf, a nice safe place preferibly. i also need a place to repair my board. any suggestions?
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #4 on: January 04 2005 16:01:00 »
You can try with my shaper here in Caracas, at Kannibal Surfboards; this is in Los Palos Grandes, 2nd Av, Edificio Artelito (close to the Francisco de Miranda Av), upper level... i think their phone number is 2868628... but i'm not sure about that
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #5 on: February 14 2005 16:02:00 »
Or you could also try in margarita, playa el agua or parguito, this two are more used to tourism and are more "friendly" i would say that the only litle problem is all the sellers and their extrocion when it comes to foreigns, but it can be totaly avoid if you buy in stores!
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #6 on: February 14 2005 16:02:00 »
Yeah i totally agree and well carupano, rio caribe and all the east coast is very cool, and people are definately better, just that related to the lenguage, the most you get to the the east the faster they'll speak and the weirdest, so just try to know some basics and well feel also free to contact me!
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #7 on: February 17 2006 15:02:00 »
Carupano, Sucre State, surf spots over there Singuillo, Copei, Tio Pedro, and in Rio Caribe look for Posada Pariagoto, ask for Chino, he can take you by boat to other secret spots, or keep on driving and other surf spots are Chaguarama (your going to love this beach) and Pui Pui
RE: surf & spanish« Reply #8 on: August 18 2007 12:08:00 »
moving to just west of Bacelona looking for good surf spots and good people, not into surf nazis or agro people (mean people suck!) Sucre beaches look beautiful heard there is good surf. Any suggestions on beginner to intermediate spots, don't like scary current. Thanks