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Topic: Are wave pools a farce?

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replies: 136

By:

Darry

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RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« on: February 28 2009 16:02:00 »

Why do you guys keep coming up with different names? Pat, Patrick, Swimming pool, Ely, Tim. By the way PSA pays all it's due taxes and helps a lot of people enjoy the culture of surfing at the same time. Just ask the 1000+ students we have had in our 1st 9 months of operating. After taking them to the pool, they try the beach and appreciate both. So you guys carry on making your coments. In the end, you are the 1's that look silly.

By:

AlKeita

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #1 on: February 28 2009 18:02:00 »

Daryl,
When it comes to teaching surfing it's also important to teach water safety. You should know this very well as you claim to be the a "quality" instructor. Taking people out in a pool only gives them a false sense of confidence when they paddle out to a surf spot. Too many times i've seen and assisted people that have this mentality that they can surf just because they have had "quality instructions from a qualified instructor" only to be in a bind when they venture out in real surf. Did you ever think about that?

By:

joash

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #2 on: February 28 2009 19:02:00 »

hey guys, peace bros.


P E A C E!



thanks

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #3 on: February 28 2009 19:02:00 »

Alkieta, will you just go away and bug people that you know something about. You obviously dont know me, or what i am about, so stop being a pain in the butt. If you read, there are people that just want to be constructive in here. Try and have a good one and stop being so annoyed with your life.

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #4 on: February 28 2009 19:02:00 »

Alkieta, will you just go away and bug people that you know something about. You obviously dont know me, or what i am about, so stop being a pain in the butt. If you read, there are people that just want to be constructive in here. Try and have a good one and stop being so annoyed with your life.

By:

dreynolds

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #5 on: February 28 2009 22:02:00 »

i think people is looking for a budget surf lesson today. with d current global crisis now, people will be stoke if they can experience adn learn surfing in a budget way. if i gona compare d price of PSA to my surf trip in LU, its cheaper to go LU.

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #6 on: February 28 2009 23:02:00 »

Nice one Drey, we are now on the right subject. I was getting tired of the previous poster (poser). La Union is a great place and there are some good operators up there. At the moment there is 1 operator up there that is qualified and 1 that is undergoing their qualification. Luke landrigan went all the way to Australia to get qualified and Moro is under training now. If anyone decides to go to La Union to get surf lessons, they are highly recomended. PSA may be more expensive, but they are conveniant to people that dont have the time to travel long distances. Anyway, thats 1 for wavepools and 1 who will travel for natural waves. Now we are getting somewhere.

By:

bron

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #7 on: March 01 2009 02:03:00 »

I can see both sides , but as a parent I tend to lean more towards the wave pool idea for young beginner surfers.  They are more closely attended to and there is less chance of injury (and if someone was hurt the necessary facilities are closer at hand).  Another benefit is that kids have a very short attention span, regular waves means more enthusiasm  leading to a greater sense of achievement.  After all isn't that what it's all about?  Kids enjoying themselves.  I agree that young riders need to know surf safety, that's not negotiable, but doesn't that also  include board handling?  Reading surf conditions can only be taught at the beach, hence the 2 part approach to teaching.  Sometimes we have to think outside the square.

By:

AlKeita

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #8 on: March 01 2009 03:03:00 »

Daryl,
Why is it that you keep misusing that word "quality"? In your sense of the word, everyone who does not take instruction under the Australian program is not considered qualified? I wonder how much you earn out of that one. Sounds like a really good sales pitch.
What about the locals who are lifelong watermen yet limited in their English? Are they not "quality" instructors or do they have to fall within your definition? After all, if you can speak in the native tongue, wouldn't you be able to warn others about the dangers of surfing? Can you teach in Tagalog?
For a guy who claims to be "just helping out" you seem to be doing well for yourself.
Spread the wealth, pay your taxes.

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #9 on: March 01 2009 04:03:00 »

Bron, thats the best post for this subject. Very opened minded. You lean toward da wave pool for your kids to learn, but insist that they need to know about the real ocean at the same time. Perfect. As well as the people that want to learn, I would like to here from experienced surfers as well. If a pool with good quality waves was built, would you pay to surf it. That was the original start of the forum, before some terrorist hijacked it with business issues. I dont deny that i do surf lessons in a wavepool, but at anytime did i promote my business?


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