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replies from anyone - 2007/01/01 02:06 I posted a question regarding where new people could surf without bothering those of you who are more experienced and got no replies at all. I asked out of respect for those of you who are experienced surfers and out of respect for the etiquette and history of of surfing. Does anyone out there appreciate that new people are learning to surf all the time and isn't it better that we respect these things? I think helping newbies out is a way of training us and bringing us up right.

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Re:replies from anyone - 2007/01/01 04:22 hello new girl,

You can surf mainly every sand beach break, just keep yourself out of the main peak, and wait for your wave very patiently, with time you will manage to go to the main peak and understand all the surf rules it´s just a matter or respect really...stay on the inside, enjoy yourself and keep learning time is the answer

Kiss

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David
Karpa
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Re:replies from anyone - 2007/01/01 11:29 start on a gentler beach. Depends where you are in the world! Try Byron Bay in Australia, lots of beginners there.
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Re:replies from anyone - 2007/01/02 11:07 Don't sit around on the inside right in people's way. I don't think there is an easier way to get people mad then that. Also, as said before, be very patient with waves-- make sure that the wave your going for is yours. If you burn some and it is evident that you are just learning, your probably not going to get many more waves that session. That being said, I think it is best to learn with nobody around-- for both you and the sake of others. You'll get more waves and you won't have to worry about other people so you can just focus on learning.

It is definitely best to learn anywhere with fairly powerless waves. I dunno where your from, but some places around here are San O and also any small day at a beach break would work too.

good luck.
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Re:replies from anyone - 2007/01/02 17:31 Deserves a reply...

As the above posts say, choose a break that is 'easy' - chances are that is a beach break on a smallish day. Point breaks are generally easier (in that the take-off point is better defined) - but by the same logic, the take-off point is more crowded, so you'll be in the way. Find a beach break with a wide open spaces, and don't head out on the 'best' peak, all you need is a wave that'll push you along... Also- don't look to do the 'long' rides - the hardest part of surfing is always (a) getting to know the waves so you position yourself for the take off, and (b) catching the wave... once you're up, then its (relatively) easy... So practice your take off over and over again. This can often be done on an 'inside' section, where a wave reforms - usually of little interest to surfers...but good for take-off practice

Other tips.
1) If you are paddeling out towards the take-off zone, and a surfer is on the wave; if you are unsure about being able to duck-dive the wave - you should always paddle to the inside (where the wave is breaking /has broken) - this leaves the clean surfable face for the surfer...
2) If you are on an easy wave, and someone is cussing you for getting in the way, suggest that with their clear talent, you are surprised they are not ripping it up on a more challenging wave... irony rarely works, but its fun to try

Post edited by: Pisco23, at: 2007/01/02 17:33
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Re:replies from anyone - 2007/01/12 05:11 Like most people who posted here, I dont know where you're from, but if you ever happen to stop in Ventura, California, check out Mando's. Real mellow waves there.
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