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RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« on: July 07 2009 21:07:00 »
I've got soft surfboards availabe in 5'10 to 9'0. If you wanna make sure to be safe, these are the boards to choose specially for kids and those who are still learning.
Many of the instructors in La Union and Zambales prefer soft surf boards for their beginner students.
I know these boards arent as glamorous as the normal fiberglass boards but they will not cut you up or knock you out. Even the fins are soft and flexible.
If you wanna test them out just drop by club manila east in taytay at the wave pool.
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #1 on: July 07 2009 21:07:00 »
In Australia and Bali, it is a requirement for surf schools to use soft surf boards as part of there accreditation with Academy of Surfing Instructors.
Here is the link to the catalog. You'll find these boards are also a lot more affordable. These are great entry level boards and when your surfing gets better then you can choose a suitable fiberglass surf board.
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #2 on: July 13 2009 20:07:00 »
"I have been coaching in australia for the past 18 years. Last year I was the one to certify all the coaches in Bali, Indonesia and recently coaches in Samar and Daet. The DOT has asked me to do this for the Philippines."
Daryl, no one has ever heard of you and you never produced any proof to your claims which is why people highly doubt you. Anyone from anywhere can say what you claim and unfortunately people have been doing that. So don't take it as an insult when there are people who doubt you. People have been duped before. Especially from others who persistently insist that they're the real deal. BTW, how do you stretch a peso in a bar full of hot GROs?
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #3 on: July 13 2009 20:07:00 »
Has anyone ever used the following words to describe you?
"very amiable, low-key and humble."
The veterans/pros/experts that came before you from abroad were exactly those words. You should know by now that Filipinos respect people that fit those descriptions. Try it sometime and maybe you'll get some respect.
And don't forget to pay those taxes.
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #4 on: July 20 2009 07:07:00 »
Let's be honest Daryl for once and just admit that you do take swigs of liquor before going into the water and right after. I'm not one to tell you how to treat your body, but for someone who talks highly of his qualifications would'nt it be more respectful if you were to show a little bit more professionalism and just control your alcohol intake especially right before a surf session in a crowded break? Everyone knows you and everyone was there this past weekend at Pundakit.
Don't deny it Daryl I've personally witnessed you do this right before your session at the parking this past weekend.
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #5 on: July 20 2009 18:07:00 »
hey alkieta, if you were there at Pundaquit last weekend then you probably also saw that darryl rescued three (3) surfers that was swept way down past Megan's Resort from Magic Left??? we've watched him push these guys all the way back to Magic Left.. do you really think if he was taking alcohol by swigs as you so eloquently wrote, he'd be able to do that? i've read and reread your exchange here and i just can't seem to get it why you're so hang up on this guy.. hey, if you have issues with him, face him.. if you can't be man enough to do that, then shut up.. this forum was put up to help people who want surfing advice, so let's stop this negativity.. :)
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #6 on: July 20 2009 20:07:00 »
Yep Alkieta, that was me. You should of come over and said hi. Would of loved to meet you. When I am enjoying myself in my own free time, I think it is ok to do whatever I want as long as I am not hurting or annoying anyone. I was not working that day and I definatly wasn't drunk. If I was, it would not of been possible for me to swim out and assist the filipino guy in front of Meagan's at 2:30pm who was in serious danger. Then 5 minutes later, paddle back to the same area to push two more Filipino surfers all the way back to the safety of Magic Left, which took me over 30 minutes to do.
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #7 on: July 20 2009 20:07:00 »
Marilyn, thanks for the backup there. Just to let you know and clarify things, so this clown named Alkeita doesn't continue to distort the topic. There were 3 surfers in trouble originally, but as i got to them to assist, 1 of them was swept into the beach by a wave. Thankfuly he was ok. It was only 2 surfers I pushed back to Magic Left (which niether were able to paddle). Alkeita is just trying to pull me down to his level (which he will never be able to), because of his inferiority as a waterman. It's obvious that I am not what he claims I am. I pay my taxes, I have my work permits in order, I take swigs of liquor before I rescue people and pay high barfines, what more can you ask for from a foreigner that is coming here to abuse, cheat and rot out the local surfing community.
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #8 on: July 22 2009 22:07:00 »
2 bottles of san miguel beer is on me mate , i was there to in the river mouth,actually i ask wilson and the boys to rescue the longboarders becuase we were near them but suddenly out of no where darrel was already their, so two thumbs up for you man for helping those guys, catch you in line up soon mate.... RESPECT....
RE: Free online Surfing Advice for all levels« Reply #9 on: July 25 2009 06:07:00 »
It's really quite shameful the way this Alkeita fellow has decided to choose this forum and go on a rant against someone who in my point of view is simply trying to offer a little surfing advice. Unfortunately there always will be unreasonable and hateful people who would wish to spoil things even for people who have the best of intentions. Better to ignore them rather than allow them to bring you down bro.
I myself know for a fact that you did a good thing on that weekend in Pundakit where you went to the assistance of surfers who were in distress--no one else; not even the locals who had something at stake lifted a finger to help them; but you did. Had no one been there to help them they could have gotten into serious trouble. So here's to you Darryl -- BTW ; thanks for pulling me out.