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    16 Good or bad?

    Is 16 a good age to learn how to surf? Can I still go far in the surfing? Maybe i'm just a kook who over thinks my age difference compared to the surfers that I look up to who started at super young ages.

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    By 16 your body is almost fully grown. therefore your body won't "grow" with surfing and will never be capable of the abilities it would be if you had started earlier. It is like this for many sports. It would be a waste of time to continue surfing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    By 16 your body is almost fully grown. therefore your body won't "grow" with surfing and will never be capable of the abilities it would be if you had started earlier. It is like this for many sports. It would be a waste of time to continue surfing.
    Nice. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSlyB View Post
    By 16 your body is almost fully grown. therefore your body won't "grow" with surfing and will never be capable of the abilities it would be if you had started earlier. It is like this for many sports. It would be a waste of time to continue surfing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWC View Post
    Is 16 a good age to learn how to surf? Can I still go far in the surfing? Maybe i'm just a kook who over thinks my age difference compared to the surfers that I look up to who started at super young ages.
    I started surfing when I was 29, and am still learning at 31.

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    Dude your a baby....16, give me a break I have a wart that is older than that. Nice one Sly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWC View Post
    Is 16 a good age to learn how to surf? Can I still go far in the surfing? Maybe i'm just a kook who over thinks my age difference compared to the surfers that I look up to who started at super young ages.
    Come on another thread like this? Did you not basically ask the same question in your big wave surfing thread? If we told you you could train to big wave surf then why would it be any different here? Stop freaking worrying about your age so damn much and just surf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    Come on another thread like this? Did you not basically ask the same question in your big wave surfing thread? If we told you you could train to big wave surf then why would it be any different here? Stop freaking worrying about your age so damn much and just surf!
    Right? Someone please tell the dude that he's got to be at least twice his age before he starts getting serious about surfing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    Come on another thread like this? Did you not basically ask the same question in your big wave surfing thread? If we told you you could train to big wave surf then why would it be any different here? Stop freaking worrying about your age so damn much and just surf!
    It's quite clear to me that TWC is a troll. I bet one gallon of Hindi Milk that he won't prove otherwise.

    Your brotherly/fatherly instincts have blinded you all.

    Even so, if you have to ask 'is it worth it?,' the answer is no. We're not talking about necessary choices in experimental medical therapy here... if you want to surf, see where it takes you. If you don't, you can still put on a wetsuit and rollerblade on the boardwalk in the rain. Just stay out of the bike lane. Locals only ya f'n grommet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWC View Post
    Is 16 a good age to learn how to surf? Can I still go far in the surfing? Maybe i'm just a kook who over thinks my age difference compared to the surfers that I look up to who started at super young ages.
    I'm guessing by "Can I still go far in the surfing?" you mean professionally.

    The odds of a HS football player making it to the NFL are .09. That means that for every 10,000 HS kids who play football 9 make it to the show. Most of them probably started in Pop Warner, played through MS and JrH, went to clinics and camps in the summer, lifted weights every chance they got, roided through HS and lived, breathed and slept football from the time they were old enough to walk. There are almost 1,700 players in the NFL, 53 men per roster on 32 teams.

    If you started playing football on your HS team this season, do you think you could go pro? How about making it to college on an NCAA scholarship?

    There are only 34 men on the WCT and 734 men currently ranked by the ASP. There are an estimated 23,000,000 surfers in the world. This kid is 6 years old and already competing:



    I'm not saying that you can't do it, almost anything can be done; but the odds aren't in your favor. Personally I'd say, don't worry about it, just go surf.

    Never tell me the odds. - Han Solo