new surfer

Discussion in 'West Florida' started by yellowdog, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. yellowdog

    yellowdog New Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    I am a beginner surfer at the age of 51 (better late than never) that lives in St Petersburg Florida. Looking for any people or groups in the that may get together to surf.
  2. tibu35

    tibu35 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Better late then never....welcome and good luck with it.

  3. StuckontheGulf

    StuckontheGulf Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    There will be waves tomorrow at Sunset Beach in Treasure Island, offshore early morning. You will need a 3/2 wetsuit. Theres plenty of room off from the main crowd to learn. Good luck!
  4. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Hey yellow dog! I started surfing two years ago at 59. Still using a 9 foot longboard which is great for beginners. Had my best and longest ride ever today! Have fun
  5. rcarter

    rcarter Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    To quote the little kid in Point Break, "Hey, man, a lot of guys your age are learning to surf, lt's cool. There's nothing wrong in it. Hope you stick with it. Surfing's the source. lt can change your life."

    Welcome to the ocean.
  6. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    My first post. Good for you, Yellow Dawg! I started surfing last Aug at 57. Took a couple lessons. Picked up a beater beginner board from a local surf shop and a (clean) 2nd-hand wetsuit from Play It Again. Been going out thru fall and winter. Staying out of everyone's way as I struggled Many think I'm nuts. Drive around Va Bch w/beat-up lime green board on roof of Merc Gran Marquis. But just as many have been encouraging. Ibuprofen is good for aches & pains. Stretch before you go out. Getting out of a wet wetsuit can sometimes be a workout in itself. I swim laps in Navy base pool when I can't get out. Good luck, and keep at it - even when you think: "I suck at surfing". Persistence. Warning: it's addicting.
  7. K-Dog

    K-Dog Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    I'm just a kid at 44! Great inspiration to you guys are getting in the water.