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RE: Are wave pools a farce?« 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.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #1 on: July 30 2009 08:07:00 »
Oh, btw, to get back on topic. You know what would be good for surfers of any level in honing riding skills? A Wave Machine. Those have a few really good designs now. From slabs to even barrelling waves.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #2 on: August 02 2009 20:08:00 »
Hey Ferds, to go in and have a 2 hour surf costs P1000. That includes your all day entry where you are free to use the parks other facilities. Check out Club Manila East's website. It's best to go in the morning so you can avail the whole day at the park.
Anytime in the water on a surfboard wether you are on a wave or just paddling around, can be benificial to your fitness and board handling skills. Which no1 is exempt from being able to better.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #3 on: August 05 2009 07:08:00 »
Darryl, thanks for the info. I read the info on your site the same way & wanted to make sure I was understanding it correctly. Unfortunately, I was & I have to say that is pretty steep for just 2 hours worth of surfing - especially if the intention of going to the pool is just to surf & there is no interest in being in any other part of the resort.
At any rate, no disrespect intended. Just reacting honestly here on my end. Thanks again for the responses.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #4 on: August 10 2009 04:08:00 »
No worries Ferds,
I can understand your point, But we are not the only business involved in the pricing stucture of the surf lessons. Club Manila East also wants a big share of the monies paid, as it costs a lot to run the wave pool.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #5 on: August 13 2009 10:08:00 »
This f@#king thread is bullshit! ofcourse that s**t is no good, its not made for surfing.... surfing is always attached with nature.. so you have to learn it in that way... wave's are free for everyone, (with a lil' respect to the locals though, because its their spot and they're the priority.) its like you wanna learn how to play the guitar through guitar hero or some electronic S**T.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #6 on: August 14 2009 07:08:00 »
No, you're bullshit. It's new technology being used for the purpose of learning &/or getting better at surfing. We never had any wave pool or wave machine when I started learning to surf - heck, we didn't even have the luxury of learning on a longboard because we didn't have enough surfboards for everyone! BUT if the technology was available & I had the money back then, I would've hopped on a wave pool/machine first - if only to get some kind of dial on one aspect of surfing.
You self-righteous haters should just shut the f@ck up! Guess what? Technology is being used on the very same surfboards you are now using or drooling over while watching pro surfers. Technology is being used in tow-in surfing giant waves.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #7 on: August 14 2009 07:08:00 »
Technology also makes surfing more accessible to more people. It is because of technology that Filipinos learned about surfing in the first place. It is because of technology that surfing has now become an industry.
These haters here are the same goddamn "surfers" in the line up who would think I'm cool when I paddle out on my surfboard. When I paddle out with my bodyboard, I'm the "d!ckdragger".
And shut the f@ck up with the paying taxes already! Siargao was discovered by a surfer who was running from the authorities - so goes the legend. And you guys enjoy surfing there, don't you? So again, if you have nothing constructive to post, they SHUT THE F@CK UP!
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #8 on: August 14 2009 07:08:00 »
Oh, and YES, wave pools have a place in surfing.
RE: Are wave pools a farce?« Reply #9 on: August 14 2009 10:08:00 »
pack shit you rich folks! you'll die with your technology and burn with your money... you're a fag ricky i see you in the line-up with your stupid boardshorts and stupid board. fuck you all gay rich guy wanna be surfers!