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RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« on: August 28 2007 08:08:00 »
Hey Thomas you will also need a wetsuit - A winter wetsuit is called a steamer (it has long arms and long legs) and a summer wetsuit or wetty is called a springsuit or springy (its short arm and short leg) You will also need wax mate - if its winter, cool water wax and warm water wax in summer.
Dont forget a leg rope or leggy if the board u buy doesnt have one already on it.
If your in Perth mate I will help u buy a board and I will pick you up and take you down for a surf.
Let me know and I'll email ya - Cheerz mate.
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #1 on: August 28 2007 14:08:00 »
thx a lot for jebba! really appriciate (how you spell that?) it. so its better to buy a cheap newbie-board now, and later on buy a better one (as soon as im capable of handling one), in stead of buying a more advanced thing right away, right?
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #2 on: August 28 2007 20:08:00 »
Definitely thomas - Just start off with an older board that is easy to ride - stability is the main factor u want.
Then later on when you are ready u can buy a better one.
Also try to surf reef breaks at the beginning rather than beach breaks.
A reef break is a consistent wave and is a bit slower and therefore easier to ride.
A beach break is normally faster and harder to ride as the wave breaks quicker and is often bowlier (tubelike) Beach breaks vary alot due to the ever changing nature of the sandbanks which causes the wave to break.
Small beach breaks would be ok though if nothing else is on.
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #3 on: August 28 2007 22:08:00 »
I suppose your right about surfing a point break. I'd fogoten that I used to be only able to surf point breaks for quite a while only. Seems you have to be better at reading the waves on beach breaks unless of course they are breaking perfect or near perfect. I don't know about all the extra gear right away though. I've heard the water is cold around Perth though. I think of heading over to Perth etc. but have heard the surf is real bad in the summer. If your really serious though you get get a lot further if you are real fit. I had such a hard time holding my breath today in some fairly big surf after wipeouts.
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #4 on: August 28 2007 23:08:00 »
What is the thing about the wax' by the way? what does it help for?
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #5 on: August 29 2007 02:08:00 »
...Wax is most vital part - Your surfboard is made of fibreglass and withouth the wax you just slip straight off.
Only costs about $4 a piece though and lasts ages.
Nothing worse than taking off and slipping cos u aint got enuff wax on.
You dont wax your whole board though, only from about the bottom of the board till just over halfway.
RE: Want to learn how to surf, bunch of questions related!« Reply #6 on: August 29 2007 07:08:00 »
i see. cool, thx again for all the help, man!