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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1610 times:
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"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!)




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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

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

User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

SCUBA is out? oh...try skydiving.


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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Well - what do you want to know Mirrodee?

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

QFF


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1582 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.



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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3663 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
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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.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

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

User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Just remember to "wax" your board!

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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

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


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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1534 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.

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1516 times:
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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???



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2505 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1512 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



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User currently offlineUS AIRWAYS From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1507 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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