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Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« on: August 25 2007 15:08:00 »
Hi, I'm from Norway, and have developed the following scenario in my head;
...to go to Australia for a month or so, three weeks perhaps, to learn how to surf. Gonna find some bloke who's willing to teach me how, and for free :P Now, the goal is, after these three weeks with (intensive) training, to be able to handle a barrowl. Or at least be able to surf as an avarage surfer.
- Is this possible? To become an avarage surfer in three weeks? To handle a barrowl in three weeks?
- Anyone wants to teach me? I'm thinkin' it will be around january 08 or so..
- Anyone has a couch available too? :d
I'm 20 by the way. Cool if anyone would respond.
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #1 on: August 25 2007 16:08:00 »
It's all full of shit.
Get out in the whitewater or anything.
I just wish I could bust down my own inner doors and get into it more.
So much more crap in the world these days.
Only I can write this and only you can get into it.
Bring out the Viking spirit.
The more talking and thinking the futher from the truth !
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #2 on: August 26 2007 10:08:00 »
dude, what exactly, are you talking about?
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #3 on: August 26 2007 13:08:00 »
The real big part of it is geting the right board to match you.
Some boards you just keep trying and trying and others just work.
Geting fit and having the right mindset is so good too.
It sure isn't the seventies though. ( Kook cords etc.)
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #4 on: August 26 2007 14:08:00 »
cool, could you help me with that? you got msn or something?
you live in australia?
Thx for answering!
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #5 on: August 26 2007 19:08:00 »
I reckon man it's like you surf with Porpoises and you really get the stoke as to no matter how good you surf.
I've had lots of days of really good surf and surfing real good but not enjoying it.
I believe the ocean is a spirit and the animals nature spirits.
I go through bins to feed the sea gulls in the mornings. A lot of bins around Byron are locked these and the birds and fish don't get a feed.
Pick up plastic bags off the beach because Turtles eat them thinking they are jellyfish and die.
I feel you can start and do things in your own country, but don't expect payment from spirit.
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #6 on: August 27 2007 03:08:00 »
Thomas I hate to be the one to break the bad news mate but that is not a realistic expectation at all.
It takes quite a bit of time to learn to surf, especially on a short board - its not just about standing up, but knowing where to paddle to on a wave and also which waves to go for.
With someone competent teaching you and 3 weeks surfing everyday (if theres swell everyday) you probably wont get much past beginners level and it really is not possible that your going to be able to get barrelled - more likely injured if your taking off on that sorta wave.
Id advise a surf school and just have as much fun as you can without any expectations - GooD LuK dude :)
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #7 on: August 27 2007 16:08:00 »
I took a guy surfing once who was an A grade soccer player.
( He had a good ability to read a soccer came when playing,
like knew where to position himself) The first time on a single fin about 2 metres long he was up standing and doing a cutback and really surfing like would take some people years.
Have faith in yourself and all things are possible. I nearly 57 and i've surfed from 15 yrs of age. I have my real good days and I have my real bad days. I had a woman drop in on a good left I had on sunday on a boogie board. I didn't want to hit her so had to change my line.
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #8 on: August 28 2007 07:08:00 »
What kind of board is good for a newbie? I'm 175 cm tall, if that counts for anything..
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #9 on: August 28 2007 08:08:00 »
I'd go for a thruster (its a board that has 3 fins) Probably about 6 foot 3 inches in height or around 185cm.
U want the board to be quite thick which will give u stability.
If u are buying from a hock shop or pawnprokers, make sure the board isnt warped and that it hasn't been broken and repaired (often the nose gets snapped off)
It doesnt matter if it has a few dings in it (thats what we call dents or pressure spots on a surboard) I wouldn't be paying more than about $80 - $150 for this sorta board.
If u get it from a surf shop that sells secondhand boards u mite pay a bit more than that, but its probably a better option as they will help u pick the rite board.