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    New to surfing

    Hello all,

    OK so i went surfing for the first time last weekend and I rented a longboard. I got up on the board a few times only to fall off afterwards. It just felt like I didn't have enough momentum to keep moving along the water with the wave.

    I'm not a fan of renting a surfboard for multiple reasons and I would like to get my own to save me money in the long run. I have a surfboard in mind that I really want to buy but i'm not sure if I'm making a big mistake. I plan on getting the hybrid fun board from degree 33. Link below.

    http://images.degree33surfboards.com/images/THEJACKEPSBLUE-0076-2.jpg[/URL]

    My reasons for choosing this board is so that I can have a single board to learn on and connect with and also to save money. I'll save money by not having to keep renting a board and also so I won't have to buy a new board once I learn a longboard (if I were to learn the traditional way). I'm also limited to about this size for transportation purposes. (the board in the link is 7 foot 6 in).

    I'm about 6 foot 2 in. tall and I weigh 180 pounds.

    So will this board be impossible for me to learn on? Or will it only be slightly more difficult than a gigantic 9 foot board?

    Let me know what you guys think.

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    "Hello" thread part 2!!!

  3. #3
    Buy a new or used 9' soft top longboard.

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    7'6 is a good size for your height. My first board was a 5'2. I'm 6'5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    "Hello" thread part 2!!!
    Due to lots of various assorted surf sessions had by most participants in the recent few hours/days, the vitrol seems to be at an ebb. My best advice is to score a 7'6" fun shape, start a thread with a go pro on your progress, and take whatever abuse you receive with gratitude. A small trolling motor can be helpful in getting out during the big swells.

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    I'm a week out of a surf sesh, granted my last was stokey as can be in SD. Glad you brahs have been shotting the schitt out of swells though. I've resorted to the asphalt for time spent working on "those low maneuvers from the pages of Surfer magazine" with various power slides and such. Even hit an indoor park the other night. Heck, it ain't gonna hurt my surf game.

    A 7'6 will be great for you new charger. I had a HPSB for a month before smartening up and jumping on a 7'4 that got me my real start. You'll be able to catch a fair amount of bumps that come your way and you won't exactly be left cruising on a New Zealander either. Good mix. Get stoked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHCPxx311 View Post
    Hello all,

    OK so i went surfing for the first time last weekend and I rented a longboard. I got up on the board a few times only to fall off afterwards. It just felt like I didn't have enough momentum to keep moving along the water with the wave.

    I'm not a fan of renting a surfboard for multiple reasons and I would like to get my own to save me money in the long run. I have a surfboard in mind that I really want to buy but i'm not sure if I'm making a big mistake. I plan on getting the hybrid fun board from degree 33. Link below.

    http://images.degree33surfboards.com/images/THEJACKEPSBLUE-0076-2.jpg[/URL]

    My reasons for choosing this board is so that I can have a single board to learn on and connect with and also to save money. I'll save money by not having to keep renting a board and also so I won't have to buy a new board once I learn a longboard (if I were to learn the traditional way). I'm also limited to about this size for transportation purposes. (the board in the link is 7 foot 6 in).

    I'm about 6 foot 2 in. tall and I weigh 180 pounds.

    So will this board be impossible for me to learn on? Or will it only be slightly more difficult than a gigantic 9 foot board?

    Let me know what you guys think.

    You've definitely come to the right place for advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    7'6 is a good size for your height. My first board was a 5'2. I'm 6'5.
    Yeah............ Wait.............what!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHCPxx311 View Post
    I have a surfboard in mind that I really want to buy but i'm not sure if I'm making a big mistake. I plan on getting the hybrid fun board from degree 33. Link below.

    you are making a COLOSSAL mistake. this company is run by a pair of massive kooks, luc & holly stokes. anyone remember that physix surf co. kid? they're kinda like him, except that they're adults. they say their boards are made in san diego, but that is a flat-out LIE. every single one of them is a made in china piece of ****.

    you want my advice? go to a local surf shop & talk to someone there who is knowledgeable. the board the picture ain't no funboard, nor is it a board you'll have any fun on.

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    Where do you live? How old are you and what kind of shape are you in? You should take some lessons if they are available in your area. Listen to Betty if nobody else. Buying that board would be more of a waste of money than renting boards to try out. Just because you were falling off a longboard becuase "it didn't have any momentum" doesn't mean there was anything wrong with the board.