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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by trevolution View Post
    dont
    yep

    get a her a female surf coach
    and then after the lesson tell them they have to shower together to save water

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    Quote Originally Posted by xJohnnyUtahX View Post
    beat me to it
    Hard to resist right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThankfulsaurusWrecks View Post
    yep

    get a her a female surf coach
    and then after the lesson tell them they have to shower together to save water
    I love your consistency man. That's the right approach.

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    I got my wife a 7ft soft top from Ron Jon several months ago. She didn't like the Ron Jon logo so we picked up some acrylic paint and she painted her own design on there, which made it fun for her and now she has her own "custom" lol. She's been on my McTavish before but the soft top made her more confident that she wasn't going to get hurt I think and she paddled out with me a few times and caught some unbroken waves on her own last couple times and managed to ride some on her belly and then she was able to get to her knees and then she almost got to her feet before falling a few times.

    It's warm enough again that I think I'm going to get her back out there soon. She doesn't like being pushed into waves, tried that, didn't like it. So I just let her have fun and if she asks for any tips I give them, otherwise, she has seen me do it enough that she has figured out the basics and has heard me talk relentlessly about surfing that it's already programmed in her head what to do lol, But main thing is, just let her have fun and don't expect her to start ripping any time soon. Or ever really. If so that's awesome though.

    The blue soft top in the back is her daily driver
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    Last edited by DawnPatrolSUP; Mar 10, 2017 at 05:13 PM.

  5. #15
    It would be much easier to advise if you posted pics of your chic

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Is she genuinely wanting to learn by her own choice or are you trying to convince her to learn? This matters in what approach you're going to take.
    She wants to learn but is obviously, and rightly so, intimidated by the idea.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Bump View Post
    Wait or find the warmest water you can.
    Get her a warm wetsuit if you can't.
    7-to-9' softtop.
    Beachbreak at low tide on small days. Something with very crumbly waves with a long runout and lots of whitewash. Unless there's a rivermouth or something with a really small clean line that's totally uncrowded.
    Stay away from other people.
    Practice pop-ups on the beach.
    Push her into the first few.
    Have her paddle and belly-ride a couple.
    Then paddle and pop-up.
    Some surf-related fun couples thing afterward, like burritos at a surf shack.

    Make it a positive experience and she'll want to keep doing it.
    Staying away from people was #1 on the list while thinking about the logistics of taking her out. I surf sandbridge pretty religiously and shouldn't have any trouble finding an uncrowded peak down there. Other than that we would potentially be surfing in buxton/frisco - same deal shouldn't be hard to find an empty peak.

    Also good call on having her belly ride a couple... this will give her a feel for when she has actually matched the waves speed and should help her better identify the right time to pop up.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by xJohnnyUtahX View Post
    It would be much easier to advise if you posted pics of your chic
    Just think of Jessica biel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lonesome Tractor View Post
    She wants to learn but is obviously, and rightly so, intimidated by the idea.
    Cool, I wouldn't worry her with too much warning of the dangers, that will just put unnecessary fear in her. Just take her out knee-thigh high stuff at first, then once she gets her basics down, push it to waist high to get her into some actual waves. Don't talk about sharks or anything and if she brings it up down play it and focus on the fun aspects of it. Keep a close eye on her and stay close by and she'll probably be fine.

  9. #19
    What are you fvckin nuts or something?

    Now go get yer shine box

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    Key words from DP, make sure she is having fun!

    DP, I like how clean your garage is! soothing to my eyes!