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Topic: Are wave pools a farce?
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Topic: Are wave pools a farce?
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Ricky

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RE: Are wave pools a farce?

Surfdawg,

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.

By:

meister

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

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

By:

emem

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

errr... hindi po siya kano.. aussie nga eh. hehehehe! peace!

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

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.

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

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.

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Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

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.

By:

Ferds

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

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.

Thanks!

By:

AlKeita

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

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).

By:

AlKeita

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

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.

By:

Darryl

RE: Are wave pools a farce?

Ferds,
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.


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