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Topic: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: Mirrodie
Posted 2003-10-21 04:01:51 and read 1647 times.

"High Heels", my fiancee, and I want to do some outdoors activites together. Snorkeling is great and its something we plan on doing.

Scuba is out.

But we are thinking of taking surfing lessons together. What is your experience on surfing?

I'd love to hear from those of you who've tried it a few times, the amateurs. (you pros make it look too easy!)

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: KROC
Posted 2003-10-21 04:03:58 and read 1646 times.

Surfing? Where do you plan on doing that. In the wake of ships on the East River?  Big grin

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: Kolobokman
Posted 2003-10-21 04:23:12 and read 1635 times.

SCUBA is out? oh...try skydiving.

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: QANTASFOREVER
Posted 2003-10-21 04:32:26 and read 1631 times.

Well - what do you want to know Mirrodee?

Are you interested in Longboarding, boogie boards, - what?

QFF

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: Mirrodie
Posted 2003-10-21 04:37:09 and read 1628 times.

Got to steer clear of possible asthma issues w/ scuba.

The skydiving could be fun. But I doubt I could get her doing that.

KROC, believe it or not, we get great waves here on Long Island.

Otherwise, I know one Alpha Delta Gamma who was so big, when she jumped in the ocean, the film crew of THE PERFECT STORM started filming the final scenes.

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: STT757
Posted 2003-10-21 05:42:26 and read 1619 times.

The hotels I stayed in Santa Monica and San Diego in August offered Surfing lessons with "Nick", met Nick and was anxious to go surfing but I could not make an appointment with him because he was booked with all the ESPN X-game folks in town staying at my hotel.

There are a few places along the East Coast of Florida Cocoa Beach, Melbourne where Surfing lessons are tought.

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: Ha763
Posted 2003-10-21 09:16:58 and read 1612 times.

My suggestion is to start with a longboard. It's easier to start because they are more stable due to the length. In fact, come here to Hawaii and learn from the best in Waikiki. The longboard is what the beach boys here in Hawaii teach the tourists on. Be prepared to fall a lot and possibly feel sore in the upper body.

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: KROC
Posted 2003-10-21 12:53:03 and read 1601 times.

Mirrodie is always interested in "longboarding'..........

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: 777fan
Posted 2003-10-21 20:14:58 and read 1580 times.

Just remember to "wax" your board!

 Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: AA61hvy
Posted 2003-10-21 20:17:12 and read 1579 times.

Long Island does have some waves. I used to go Bogey Boarding in Montaulk. There were quite a few surfers there.

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: Copaair737
Posted 2003-10-22 02:27:43 and read 1571 times.

I would have to agree with Ha763. Start with the longboard, and work up to a smaller board. Youll probably get a nipple rash, where your nipples are rubbed raw, unless you get a rash guard, or a teeshirt. I started with the longboard, and now I can ride the short ones with ease.

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: Mirrodie
Posted 2003-10-22 15:46:15 and read 1553 times.

OK, Longboard, sounds good.


Sorry QANTASFOREVER. I missed your post way up there. honestly, I know nothing about the sport just yet. So we would be willing to try most anything.

The consensus seems to be go with longboard first.


Oh, how about windsurfing?? Is that easier, more fun? etc???

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: 777fan
Posted 2003-10-22 16:25:06 and read 1549 times.

Went wind surfing in Cancun this summer, fun, but scared the hell out of me! You can get some serious speed going. To me, it seemed easier than jsut surfing as you have the sail to help balance you.

I will tell you that during my lesson, I pulled the damn thing down on top of me no less than 10 times!

Hang ten!

Rgds,

Greg

Topic: RE: Want To Know About Surfing.
Username: US AIRWAYS
Posted 2003-10-22 17:29:33 and read 1544 times.

I've been surfing for a couple of years now, and boogie boarding even longer than that. It's basically based on balance when you first start. I've been snowboarding ever since I was 12, so that really helps. I'm a shortboarder, but I did start out with a longboard. It's a alot easier when you're first starting, or at least I think so. I surf off the Jersey shore, so needless to say the waves aren't that huge, but there big enough to get you going a bit.

Jonathan


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