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WANTED: Beginner surf board
« on: 07/24/17 05:46PM »
I am 6' 152lbs

google says I should get an 8' board

anyone got one kicking around?
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #1 on: 07/24/17 08:52PM »
You don't have enough hours is a day as it is, how you gonna find time to learn to surf?  :32:
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #2 on: 07/24/17 10:31PM »
LOL very true

I just figure dirt bike = 2 hour drive to/from + maintenance

surf = 35 min drive ?

I did a lesson today in malibu! got pretty tired really early until I found the balance point on the board and got relaxed just floating and waiting for waves...

it was tiring, but in a good way...similar to a good dirt bike ride...tires you out and you get a good sleep  :29:
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #3 on: 07/25/17 07:54AM »
I don't have one for sale but def recommend one of the Costco big foam type long boards for learning.  I've seen them on CL for about $60.  I forget the length but I've had newbies standing up with an hour or less usually.
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #4 on: 07/26/17 08:54AM »
I don't have one for sale but def recommend one of the Costco big foam type long boards for learning.  I've seen them on CL for about $60.  I forget the length but I've had newbies standing up with an hour or less usually.
This.... 8ft soft top is your best bet or I have a vehicle you can borrow, water is now in the 70s. Let me know when you want the surf lessons we spoke of.
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #5 on: 07/26/17 09:18PM »
That's exactly what I want!

With all sports there's a high priced entry point and low priced entry point the latter being for people who aren't good enough to take advantage of good quality Equipment. It's the equivalent of getting into the sport with a Ninja 250... I did see one go for $60 but it sold quickly so I will just keep looking until I find one and just pick it up fast

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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #6 on: 07/27/17 07:31PM »
If you come to HB to take lessons from Todd, you're welcome to borrow mine for the day.  I'm right by HB high school so not too far from him/the beach.
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #7 on: 07/27/17 10:01PM »
Open the safe dust off your wallet n get a fresh one, Nothing better than a new board + soft tops are a blast for all  skill levels n last forever!
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #8 on: 07/29/17 06:16PM »
made it!



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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #9 on: 07/30/17 04:01PM »
cuz life is fun...went to seal beach today

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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #10 on: 07/30/17 07:26PM »
Atta Boooy, I learned to surf at at Crabs jetty in 1967 and still surf there this time of year + swing by n check it when coming in from fishing  lets go to Doheny or Oldmans/San Onofre  soon.
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #11 on: 08/07/17 03:34PM »
stopped at bolsa chica...was $15 to park...so I went to huntington north of the pier and couldn't even get in the water LOL...the breaks were massive, the water was rough, and it came from different directions

went back to seal beach, and bam...finally started standing. stood up 60% of the time, rode the wave to the shore 30-40% of the time

easy way to start - wait for the wave to start crashing, let it "catch" you, then stand up for a glorious 3-5 seconds until you hit the shore or the wave runs out of energy

next stop - surfing an angle to keep going!
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #12 on: 08/07/17 09:47PM »
ATTA BOOOOOOOY!!!!  Sorry bro shoulda called  this am I have a beach pass got off early this morning n surfed Bolsa river jetty good fun.... Tuned up the "Playa Cruiser" this afternoon!
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Re: WANTED: Beginner surf board
« Reply #13 on: 08/11/17 11:33AM »
And reported to.moderator!!

Maybe surf a little Sunday AM and again either Tuesday or Weds with Todd
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