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RE: Are wave pools a farce?« on: July 23 2009 18:07:00 »
too much hate here!! what the f@#! the aussie guy is just promoting his wave pool, if you people don't like it don't go there, plain and simple. Kung matapang kayo hamunin nyo suntukan, malaking kano yan, malamang upak kayo jan
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #1 on: July 27 2009 03:07:00 »
errr... hindi po siya kano.. aussie nga eh. hehehehe! peace!
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #2 on: July 27 2009 06:07:00 »
I just laugh at all the people that criticize any1 that tries to be creative and actually finds something that does work. The pool is a great stepping stone for people that want to learn how to surf. By no means are people ready to take on the ocean alone after a few lessons in the pool. Even if they have lessons in the ocean, they need a lot more than a few lessons (especially when the instructors wear life vests, such of those at Liquid Body). Besides it being good for learners, it is a good workout for novice and intermediate surfers (which nearly all are in Manila). It helps you read waves, paddling strength, stance correction and lots more. People that surf it often are improving very fast.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #3 on: July 27 2009 07:07:00 »
What most of you guys need to understand is that surfing is so young in the Phils.Only a small percentage of you have been surfing longer than 10 years and not as often as you would like, or is required. I was 15 and after 10 years of surfing experience (and it was nearly a daily routine for me). I didn't know anywhere near as much as my father, or his mates about surfing (who was at the age that i am now). If I tried to tell him how it should be done, or he was fake, or whatever, he would of kicked my arse. Some of you have good points, some don't have a clue. But to be as critical as some of you are, with the ammount of experience you have, is not as credible as you may think.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #4 on: July 27 2009 07:07:00 »
I may sound hard or critical of you guys, but I don't intend to. Some of you guys may be a lot more successful in life, or better people than I am, but I stand tall with what I have done for surfing, as it is all I know. I'm no world beater and there are a lot of guys that have done a lot more for surfing than I could ever do, but I have the best intentions for surfing. We grew up watching guys that were hot surfers and were inspired from them, even unconsious that we were really being coach. As well as that I had my father, my brother and all their mates helping us younger guys. The Phils won't have that, until there are more people ripping and the next new young crop come through, which is hopefuly just around the next corner.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #5 on: July 28 2009 14:07:00 »
Wow. First time seeing this forum & bam! What a thread!
Anyway, I'm going for a visit (after 8 long years being away) & was wondering where I could find info on the wave pool. Oh, more importantly, do you guys allow bodyboarders there? Figured I could get some good time learning tricks in a controlled environment if there are no waves when I get there.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #6 on: July 29 2009 09:07:00 »
Even if you spent a good amount of time and money learning to stand, read waves or paddle in a wave pool, you would still have problems in the lineup. After all that time in the wave pool would you consider yourself mentally ready for conditions such as current, crowds and etiquette in a lineup? A good amount of progression in surfing is mental in that taking off in a reef break or a steep wave requires repetition and a good amount of wipeouts until one learns to control their emotions (fear, excitement and learning to relax in a wipeout/ hold down).
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #7 on: July 29 2009 09:07:00 »
Start in small waves with all the crowd and current until you gradually gain confidence and learn to control your emotions with the right paddling strokes. Eventually you'll build up the stamina with enough commitment and courage invested from watching and practicing. Build up enough confidence to test your limits.Observe and know your limits. Long time successful surfers will tell you the same thing for free. Buying lessons in a pool just to take another lesson in how to surf a beach break just doesn't make any sense at all.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #8 on: July 30 2009 02:07:00 »
The wavepool is in Taytay Rizal, which is about 3o mins drive from Ortigas. It doesn't have much power, so you will find it hard on a bodyboard although you are welcome to try. It is ideal for surfing on the soft learner boards as they are much more bouyant and easier for catching waves.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #9 on: July 30 2009 08:07:00 »
Thanks for the response. I was able to find your site right before I logged on here. Yeah, it doesn't have enough power by the looks of it on the pics. However, I might be going to the Philippines with my 8-year old son & I'm sure he'll love to try out the lessons. We live about 20 mins from the beach here & he still gets wigged out just bodyboarding the white stuff close to shore - even on a 2-foot day. But he still loves the rush though. Anyway, heck, I'll just surf the pool! BTW, I can't seem to find your pricing on just going there to surf without lessons. So if you can provide some info on that, that would be awesome.