im 15 and ive been surfing for a little over a year now but i picked it up quickly and im pretty good, i mainly ride a 5'5 sharp and im only 5 '6 or so and i wiegh like 124 pounds and on bigger days i ride a 6'0 uncle mikes shortboard and i waan know whats the biggest i should paddle out in to surf ? the biggest ive ever been out in was like 3 or 4 feet overhead, biggest wave iver ever surfed was like a foot or 2 overhead and the winds where light, 10 or 15 knots so i wana know wats the biggest i should try to surf ?
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wats the biggest i should attempt to surf ?
Sep 19, 2008, 04:09 AM #2
haha nah man
Sep 19, 2008, 04:17 AM #3
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
- Ocean City, MD
Well. . .
when it scares you, it's best to stay on the beach. Just know your limits and live to surf another day.
if you can paddle out on a big day im saying Just go for it. Start off on the shoulder and drop into a few quick ones, then once you get your confidence up after a few waves, take it to the peak and charge it. If you can paddle out on a 7 foot day, go for it. You should be able to get a lot of practice in big waves in the upcoming month or so with the hurricane season. good luck
Just know your own limits. Paddle out in just about anything, if you got balls and willing to take the drops. Pushing your limits is how you get better, just make sure you can hold your own first.
Sep 19, 2008, 02:22 PM #6
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- Oct 2007
- Davy Jones' Locker
x2..... what he said ▲ ▲
Last edited by Aguaholic; Sep 19, 2008 at 02:26 PM.
Sep 19, 2008, 11:49 PM #7Junior Member
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- Aug 2008
And make sure you take out your um on the big waves. That 5'6 wont go very fast.
Sep 20, 2008, 12:50 AM #8
Dude use your best judgement and remember to come out of the water when the waves are bigger becaus u may get tired
also look if the waves are closing out or if theyre peaking and hollow. i take all of these into consideration. biggest ive surfed was double overhead but it was a SE swell (im pretty sure cant remember it was last jan or feb?) with rights breaking perfectly off the jetty.
also if the waves are big but its an easy paddle out then go for it. just dont ever fight the currents or the ocean. go with the flow and youll be fine