You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.
to post a new question or answer excisting ones
Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school. Go to SurferDream.com and list your business there for free.
The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 18 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« on: April 22 2009 18:04:00 »
"I never made any personal attacks, read the whole thread.
Find a job and pay your taxes, and maybe even go back to school so you can make better arguments instead of making a fool out of yourself on the internet. "
You continue to argue over something that does not concern you. You attacked me personally by doing a search on my e-mail address. YOU on the other hand, have your e-mail address hidden so as to prevent people from questioning you personally. Tell me how that is not a personal attack? As far as i'm concerned you are using an alias, otherwise your e-mail would show. If you want a job, let me know. I can contact you to have you clean my backside when/if you finally decide to reveal yourself. I'll reward you a free surf lesson by passing on Daryl's offer.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #1 on: May 12 2009 12:05:00 »
darryl, since you ask, i'll answer. if its the same wave pool i see on tv where its big and long enough to maneuver, then i'll pay to surf it IF THERE'S NO NATURAL WAVE. if there's wave within 6-hour ride, i'll travel.
i tried the present pool but the wave's too small and the ride too short. i can connect maneuvers and have rode overhead waves. i clocked probably half of the recorded 45-minute rides of the locals in car-rille, la union. shorter at the mona liza, but still long rides by any standard. i'm sure you surfed bigger and longer waves. i can hardly bottom turn in the artificial wave, let alone come up with a single maneuver. its good for beginners learning to stand up and balance. but for me, it disappointed rather than satisfied my craving for surf this off season.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #2 on: May 12 2009 14:05:00 »
i read the first page of this thread and decided to answer daryll's question. i clicked the double arrow and ended up at the last page. after replying i noticed that there are 63 earlier posts and read them. whoa! this thread is hot!
earlier, i've answered some of the questions in the other threads hoping to help (ranging from loading boards on buses to inexpensive deck grips to surf clubs). compared to the experience of the people here and the places they been been to, my sorties to la union is pale. and my claim to having rode overhead waves and clocked half of the record time in car-rille are probably ridiculously kooky. so i'm downplaying them. you guys rock. i leave you on your merry way in peace.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #3 on: May 12 2009 17:05:00 »
same here just read all the post message, i think all of u guys have a point, for me if you started surfing on the pool, stay on the pool and dont hit the ocean, coz your mentality and physical ability of your training is just for pools not for an ocean, ocean have more different and difficult setting and more dangerous..hope u get my point..
just hang loose guys...lets have fun...surf up!
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #4 on: July 22 2009 13:07:00 »
Lessons in a wave pool has a place in surfing. For one, it initially handles the riding side of surfing - especially for beginner to intermediate surfers. Paddling out in real surf, however, needs a whole new set of lessons.
Off topic: I've been to Carrille in LU once. They have 45-minute rides there?! I think that even beats the recorded ride in Pororoco in the Amazon.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #5 on: July 22 2009 18:07:00 »
You are right and wrong.
Wave pools are definitely beneficial for surfing, the training aspects are invaluable to surfers.
Carrile does not have 45 minute rides! But it is indeed a long wave. Probably about 20-30 seconds on big days.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #6 on: July 22 2009 22:07:00 »
If there's no swell or i have no time but i
have the budget to go surf a wavepool that
give "proper waves", i'd definitely be
there. Especially if there had been a dry
spell on swell like a few weeks back where
there weren't any good forecast for 3 weeks.
*probably just like wakebaorders who doesn't have anytime access to boats and therefore rely on efficient cable systems.
I know It will not give the full experience of
surfing but for sure it will be a place to
work on my ride.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #7 on: July 22 2009 23:07:00 »
I haven't been to a wave pool, im sure its the closes thing to a real wave. There's alot of hate here!! leave the aussie guy alone, just go out and get stoked damn it!
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #8 on: July 23 2009 06:07:00 »
we will pay to surf, but not on u ROT aussie man. U better go back to ur mother land. None of us believes in ur illusions its all b'coz u were under influence, u know wat does it mean, rubbish.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #9 on: July 23 2009 13:07:00 »
I wouldn't say the wave pool is "invaluable" to surfers, but I guess that is a matter of opinion. I think both you & I would agree that majority of surfers (stand up or prone) in the world right now are amazing wave riders eventhough they have not hopped on a wave pool. Invaluable? I don't think so.
I think anyone who has been to Carille knows there are no such thing as a 45-min rides there. My question was for Ely who mentioned it in his post.