Since you have been on this site, you have yet to get wet. Please take my advice from the beginning...Go Surf! Stop your yapping and stop trying to learn about surfing on the freakin internet. Your dealing with people here that have surfed the North Atlantic year in and year out...we dont like to welcome people that use surfing as an image thing or something that is convienent to do.
Hey dude, I am so on board with your advice. I don't care how I look today and I decided I'm going to put fresh wax on the shortboard I picked up, throw on the suit and take my lickings.