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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Thread: 16 Good or bad?
Oct 17, 2013, 05:22 AM #1Junior Member
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16 Good or bad?
Oct 17, 2013, 06:25 AM #2Senior Member
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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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Oct 17, 2013, 11:49 AM #6Senior Member
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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!
Oct 17, 2013, 11:54 AM #7
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Oct 17, 2013, 03:07 PM #9
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!
Oct 17, 2013, 03:23 PM #10
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