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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
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    Give a surfboard to a kid who doesn't have one.

    I just gave my old Mike Daniels to a neighborhood kid. Yeah I was going to sell it but it would probably only fetch $75 so I decided to just give it to a neighborhood kid. The family had been talking about getting him surfing and I thought this might push him to start. They gave my son a nice set of kids golf clubs a few months back and I thought this was a great way to say thank you. I got thinking about how some kids might never start or enjoy surfing if they don't get the chance to take that first step of owning a board so all you do gooders out there, if you have an old board laying around that you don't use, give the gift of stoke.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
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    Central FL
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuckontheGulf View Post
    I just gave my old Mike Daniels to a neighborhood kid. Yeah I was going to sell it but it would probably only fetch $75 so I decided to just give it to a neighborhood kid. The family had been talking about getting him surfing and I thought this might push him to start. They gave my son a nice set of kids golf clubs a few months back and I thought this was a great way to say thank you. I got thinking about how some kids might never start or enjoy surfing if they don't get the chance to take that first step of owning a board so all you do gooders out there, if you have an old board laying around that you don't use, give the gift of stoke.
    Great gift to any kid, I wish someone had done that for me when i was growing up, that definitely would have gotten me going.

  3. #3

    Absolutely!

    What a gift! I gotta do that! That's how we all should've got our first board.

  4. #4
    I gave away my 8FT foamie that was sitting in the garage to an 8 year old neighbor.
    Parents didn't really have money to buy him 1, and he's always shredding on the skateboard.
    VERY cool.

  5. #5
    thats a cool idea. i don't think i would of started if my dad didn't buy me one

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Outer Banks
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    Thats how i got my board 4 years ago maybe someday you will come across some great board floating in the ocean somewhere lol

  7. #7
    When I was like 7 I was given an old m10 hogfish. That board forced me to learn how to repair fins and delams at a young age

  8. #8
    My first board was gifted to me at 16. A 6'6" channin fun shape. Was a beater for sure. After 2 years and once I started saving money, I took it to Blair in Ocean city, MD for a serious overhaul. For $100 bucks I had almost a brand new board and will have it for the rest of my life. Now I'm 21, own several boards, and surf every time I get the chance. I come from a financially unstable home and would never have gotten into surfing if it wasn't for that person that gifted me the board.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA/CT
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    quit surfing, its bad for kids

  10. #10
    this is funny, same with me, i was gifted my first surfboard from a neighbor which was enough to get the ball rolling with surfing