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  1. #11
    umm Most people start off on Longboards. If you start off on a Shortboard its super hard to learn to stand up & learn how to ride a wave.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by beyondlimits View Post
    another question does everyone start off on longboards/funboards? or is it just a better choice because its easier to learn..
    Because they're easier to learn on. You will progress more quickly by getting down just the basic mechanics (paddling, catching wave, standing up). They offer more float and ease to catch waves. As opposed to riding a shortboard (which is what a ton of ignorant beginners like to do) and having a ton of difficulty just paddling, let alone getting to your feet and riding the wave.

  3. just stick to cooking and cleaning up the house

  4. #14
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    Going from Hawaii to Jacksonville NC I guessing you or more likely your spouse is in the military. Good for you. You have the most wide open beach to learn on. When I lived in Jacksonville, Onslow was my own private beach... very few surfers. The free cabannas on the beach have hot water to warm you up. Even in the winter I would do some seriously long sessions plus they make it easy to change and get out of the wind or sun. Somewhat consistent (at least for the east coast) between AB & the SC border. I averaged 3 surfs a week. Lots of slow rolling waves perfect for beginners. Def. find someone to ride Onslow with to be safe starting out just in case you get in to trouble cuz most of the year its a ghost town. Maybe take some lessons... I think you can hit up up 58 boards Surf shop? (think thats the name) in EI for some lessons to get you started.... good people.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by beyondlimits View Post
    another question does everyone start off on longboards/funboards? or is it just a better choice because its easier to learn..
    No...not everyone learns on longboards or funboards, mostly older people just getting into surfing. Mercifully, the average 8th grader is still learning on his older brother's beat up discarded 6'4" The concept of 125 pounders learning on 9 foot boards didnt exist 20 years ago, at least i didnt see anyone doing it. Whether its a better choice or not depends on your size, committment, what kind of surfing you will be doing. There is no right or wrong way, but if you are 5'5" and weigh under 125 there is no reason you need to try to learn on a longboard or even an 8 foot funshape. If catching waves and standing up your first time out is your goal, get a 9' soft top or used longboard, if you want more of a challenge, but want to properly learn to read waves, paddle and catch them get a 7 foot funshape or maybe a 7-6. Just another opinion...theres plenty of 'em.
    Last edited by scotty; Mar 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM.

  6. #16
    this thread is hilarious. If this were some dude posting about starting to surf and looking for spots and the right board... there would def. be more negative posts directed at the idea of this.
    as far as a real suggestion.... most girls dont realize how much physical effort is needed to surf... let alone being able to actually catch that 5 to 25 second ride. its 90% paddling and positioning.
    I think you should get yourself a good used board, in the 7 to 8ft fun board shape. and if you think you like it, then start looking for a new board, something custom more suited to your size and potential.

  7. #17
    Yea, if this was a guy posting (maybe it is in disguise lol), he would get hammer and been called a kook. That being said get a funboard, respect the locals in your area and give them space. Do not paddle into the middle of the lineup. Other than that have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beyondlimits View Post
    lmao!! so ive read..im trying to get a board within the next couple weeks..whats a good price? as i dont know what im talking about and being a chick with D's im hoping not to get ripped off by jerks!

    Any way of proving you have D's?
    What does that have to do with surfing anyway?

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by asharkinslacks View Post
    just stick to cooking and cleaning up the house
    lol. your such a cockblocker..get off my thread jerk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    Any way of proving you have D's?
    What does that have to do with surfing anyway?
    uh girl with big boobs with blonde hair ...doesnt know what shes talking about coming to surf boards==def. gonna get ripped off when buying a board..for being "dumb".