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Topic: Are wave pools a farce?

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replies: 136

By:

Darryl

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Philippines Philippines

 

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« on: March 01 2009 04:03:00 »

Alkieta???????
You are looking sillier man. Cant wait to see you. Will you try to ignore me again?

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #1 on: March 01 2009 05:03:00 »

Quality!!!!!!!!!
Evertone has their own quality. Glad I have mine, but I think this is the first time I used the word in this actual forum. Correct me if I'm wrong.

By:

AlKeita

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #2 on: March 15 2009 03:03:00 »

Daryl,
You are wrong. You have overused that word to describe your services. Quality is subjective and from what i'm reading of your posts, you don't give "quality" information when people ask for prices. Being that the world is at a bad point economically, you would be wise to take note and give prices when people ask them of  you. I am expecting you to ridicule my opinion, as you always do, when you reply because you can't stand it when someone questions you. Be honest for once and don't insult people by linking them to your site. Instead, give them the answer that they're looking for and quit misusing "quality" as there are different kinds of quality standards as there are people. If it is services you are providing, then you are profiting. PAY YOUR TAXES!

By:

Rodel Quemi (Coayan Ilocos Sur)

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #3 on: March 21 2009 09:03:00 »

I think the guy's name is Antonio Montana, I don't know if he's for real or what (Alkieta).

But anyway, quit being anonymous and spread peace instead, be humble and the world will be good to you!

By:

AlKeita

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #4 on: March 21 2009 16:03:00 »

Rodel Quemi,How is everything there in Fuerte, Vigan? Maybe you're not aware that there are people who give lessons in pools but don't teach the safety that people need when it comes to surfing the ocean. You as a local know that when people surf for the first time they are letting themselves be at the mercy of the ocean. You can easily see who will get in trouble by the way they paddle  and the first person to give help are usually the ones who are there first and that would be someone like you (Vigan local, right?). We can have peace anytime, but who's going to tell people that some things need to be learned the old fashion way.It's dangerous when people think they can surf in real surf just because they can surf in a pool. Not the same.

By:

Rodel Quemi (Coayan Ilocos Sur)

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #5 on: March 22 2009 08:03:00 »

“There are people who give lessons in pools but don't teach the safety that people need when it comes to surfing the ocean…”

Is Darryl one of those people? Have you taken lessons with Darryl?

There are some people that don’t but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Darryl is one of them, you have to find out for yourself if he does or does not.

By:

Rodel Quemi (Coayan Ilocos Sur)

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #6 on: March 22 2009 08:03:00 »

“…People surf for the first time they are letting themselves be at the mercy of the ocean. You can easily see who will get in trouble by the way they paddle  and the first person to give help are usually the ones who are there first…”

Exactly, the ocean is dangerous and unpredictable, and beginners could hardly even paddle.  A pool would help beginners learn a few basic skills and make them aware that surfing is not that easy.  A controlled environment would make it safer to learn for the beginner because even experienced surfers can get into trouble in the real thing, what more if you’re a beginner.

By:

Rodel Quemi (Coayan Ilocos Sur)

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #7 on: March 22 2009 08:03:00 »

“…but who's going to tell people that some things need to be learned the old fashion way. It's dangerous when people think they can surf in real surf just because they can surf in a pool…”

No doubt there are some things you cannot learn in a pool, but you can learn the basics, and that helps when you’re in real conditions already.  It’s like a flight simulator, it’s not the same but it does help you develop certain skills.  There’s no substitute for experience in the real thing but it doesn’t hurt to have practiced in a controlled environment either.

It doesn’t follow that just because a person learned in a pool that he will get overconfident or think he can do it with real conditions.  That’s depends on the person.

“Have fun and be nice to your fellow surfers!”

By:

dreynolds

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #8 on: March 22 2009 08:03:00 »

ei lets get back to the topic! i want to know why the surfing fee for CME is 750Php at 2hrs(no surf lesson)? why is not possible to bring your own board? its good to have a wave pool near in your area but can't make-up with the fee. thanks.

By:

cy

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

« Reply #9 on: March 22 2009 11:03:00 »

It's Php 1500 for a two hour lesson. If you know how to surf or have taken the lessons its Php 750 plus the CME entrance fee of Php 300.

CME's foam padded boards are included in the fees. They don't advise that you use regular boards as they might get damaged in the pool.

The students are usually invited to any upcoming surf trips to nearby surf spots. They do a 30 minute refresher course first on basics and safety before the students go out in the water.

Took the lessons a while back, pretty much worth it if you're a beginner. :)


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