I agree that it would help some but in my opinion practicing the same turn over and over on the same wave wont prepare you to do that turn on a real wave where any number of factors can cause that turn to require a different technique or amount of force. To me surfing has always been instinctual. Putting the right turn in the right place on a wave can only be learned through trial and error in the ocean. Having said all that, I would ride the shjt out of that thing if it were here.
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Thread: Wave Machine
Feb 25, 2014, 07:45 PM #11
Feb 25, 2014, 08:50 PM #12
making sections is so overrated...
Feb 25, 2014, 08:55 PM #13Senior Member
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- Apr 2012
the downside of this will be that regular people who never surfed,surf this thing,then try to paddle out on an equivlant head high day(I think that's how big the pool is) and take a few sets on the head and have a heart attack.id say the ocean is a scary place if ur not a surfer.
Feb 25, 2014, 09:57 PM #14
looks like fun for about 10-15min
Feb 25, 2014, 10:20 PM #15
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- Ocean County NJ
It looks a bit small. They said something about becoming one of the best surfers in the world from riding it? That was comical. I bet the daily/hourly/yearly fees are expensive.
I'd give her a whirl or two anyway, depending on the cost. They should run it off solar.
Last edited by Doug; Feb 26, 2014 at 12:22 PM. Reason: bet bet? Really?
Feb 25, 2014, 10:56 PM #16
I agree that it won't help when you're in the lineup trying to ride different ocean waves but that is also why surfers usually claim their sport takes so much dedication and time in the h2o to get to an intermediate or advanced level. You can skate a ramp and try a trick 1000 times and the only variance with each rep is what YOU do. The ramp stays the same.
With a decent wave pool, you've essentially taken most of the variables out of learning the basics. Good? Bad? I dunno.
Feb 26, 2014, 02:36 AM #17Senior Member
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Feb 26, 2014, 03:39 AM #18
It might be fun for a bit, and I suppose it serves a limited purpose; but, heck, it's artificial.
Sort of like riding an Exercycle indoors instead of a real bike on the roads and trails.
Feb 26, 2014, 03:50 AM #19
Feb 26, 2014, 11:37 AM #20
There have been several threads asking what one does when it's flat. What I usually do: workout and run outside, hit the pool, spend time with family and dogs, knock off items on the "honey-do" list that get neglected when I'm on the water, play the banjo, work on the cars, catch up on reading, community service (I need to get back into that). There's always something to do.