Have you tried using a banner? You can get your message out and look super kewl doing it.
I didn't come to the forum with the intention to start fights, but I guess I just didn't do enough thread searching before joining. In any case, no harm no foul do most of you, to the rest, you can keep your forum. Later, bros.
I wish you luck, man..there has to be some cool people out there, but you have to also realize that there are already way too many people surfing out there, so most people aren't going to be excited about having another person out there...but f$ck it...to for it.
I would suggest researching the coast, finding a nice beach break around your area that is geared toward beginner and start there, though...
No forum will ever be "our forum", Jason_K.