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new to the realm - 2007/03/30 08:21 hey i'm super new to the surfing realm, and i really need some help, i live by vancouver and i have noidea where or even how to surf. sad, i know. i want to buy a board but i dont know what kind.
any help would be greatly appreciated
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Re:new to the realm - 2007/03/30 13:36 Buy a doyle, They're the easiest to learn on
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Re:new to the realm - 2007/03/30 17:53 You might get some different answers to this question but the general progression in boards is from big to small and then back to big (for larger waves). If you buy a big board you are going to catch a lot more waves (the more waves you catch the faster you progress) easy. But it will be harder for you to get out past the white water. Being in shape is key. Small boards are easier to duck dive and get out past the white water but are harder for beginners to catch waves. Start with a fun board (a fun board is an inbetween board that has a lot of boyancy and is still maneuverable)and work your way down in size. Thats what most people will tell you. And they are right. But at the same time if you are really determined go straight to a short board. It will be a lot harder but a lot of people do it with a little bit of determination.

It all comes down to one thing. Personal preference. But bigger boards are easier for beginners. Buy a fun board. And have fun getting in shape. Because your first sessions in surfing will be more paddling practice than surfing. The better shape you are in the easier surfing will be. If you are a good surfer you will spend 95% of your time paddling and 5% surfing. And thats if you are good.

Good Luck, have fun and stick with it!!
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Re:new to the realm - 2007/03/30 19:08 I agree with Anton, only i think its better for you to star with a long and thick board (it depends on your weigth, for 50kg maybe adecuate a 6'4" and 2 1/2 thickness for your first board if you are totally new in this sport). Think it's a hard sport, you must paddle most of time but it's also the BEST sport (and I know what I say)
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Re:new to the realm - 2007/03/31 08:49 I went through the whole board dilemma... i started on a 6'8 shortboard and progressed ok over the first summer and through the school holidays then started Uni and didnt surf near often enough.. causing my surfing to go backwards. once i finished school and started working i decided to start from scratch and bout a 7'6 hybrid... Heaps easier to ride and you catch heaps more waves... As the others have said catching more waves is key in your progression but also surfing regularly plays a big part... surf as often as possible!
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Re:new to the realm - 2007/04/01 00:49 Chep, check this out. It may put you on the right track. Good luck. Oh, and remember the first you'll need to do up there is buy a really thick wetsuit. And watch out for the great whites and killer whales. good luck.


http://www.surfingvancouverisland.com/surf/learn.htm
http://www.vancouverisland.com/recreation/?id=173
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