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RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« on: September 30 2005 10:09:00 »
Bare bones beginner, only once in a wave pool, but the bug has got me. I am interested in the club.
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #1 on: October 11 2005 16:10:00 »
Hey guys..I'd be interested in joining for sure!!...did this thing get off the ground?...
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #2 on: October 13 2005 07:10:00 »
The interest is there, now it is a matter of deciding which direction to take the club. Formatting a website, getting pics together, etc....any ideas or help can be emailed to:
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #3 on: October 25 2005 20:10:00 »
I was down by the lift bridge in hamilton today and the were 6 guys out there. And it really got me wanting to start surfing even more. So if anybody can hook me up with a used board, for a beginner and let me know where i could get a good deal on a wetsuit. Also if anybody wants to help out with some pointers on getting started that would be great. Thanks!
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #5 on: November 16 2005 16:11:00 »
This is quite funny. Blue Crush has really made quite an impact on people.
A word of wisdom : generally, if you don't move to where there are at least reasonably good waves, you're not dedicated enough. This, more often than not, means you enjoy associating yourself with the image of surfing and like to talk a blue streak about it, but you really are completely clueless.
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #6 on: November 26 2005 11:11:00 »
Who are you to tell people that they are not dedicated enough? People have been surfing the great lakes for more than 60 years, far longer than just when Blue Crush came out. There was also a movie made about Great lakes surfing recently which was sponsored by Surfer magazine. It has gotten great reviews from respectable sources within the surfing world. Continued
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #7 on: November 26 2005 11:11:00 »
Also, it has done extremely well in film festivals, including one held in Hawaii, the modern birthplace of surfing. Futhermore having surfed in many places around the world, I can say that great lakes surfers are the most dedicated surfers and people that I have ever met. Unlike ocean waves which can last for days or weeks at a time, our swells change and die from hour to hour. This forces an experianced surfer to spend hours watching weather reports and driving from spot to spot checking the conditions and waiting for winds to switch.
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #8 on: November 26 2005 11:11:00 »
As well most of our waves come in late fall to winter, when storm force gales blow in and water temperatures are near 0 C or 31F. Surfers will go out until the lakes are a solid block of ice and there is nothing left to surf. Due to currents ocean temperatures rarely ever come close to being that cold. I'm not sure if you have ever been to this part of the country during that time of year or when the gales blow through, but it is not very hospitable to say the least. Surfers go out in these storms which can create overhead waves and extremely dangerous conditions.
RE: Anyone want to Start a Toronto-based surf Club?« Reply #9 on: November 26 2005 11:11:00 »
In conclusion great lakes surfing is definately not for the faint of heart and as you would say the undedicated. Rather it is for people so dedicated to surfing that they would go out in these adverse conditions to catch a few waves. In my opinion, you should actually do some research before you make unintelligent and completely uninformed accusations. But clearly your either to lazy, stupid or undedicated to do such a crazy thing.