STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17243 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2045 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.
Ha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3713 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2038 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.
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1997 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.
US AIRWAYS From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1970 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.