The Surfing GeneralFirst edition edition>how do I learn to surf?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrwL5_57C6w>How do I pick the right board?Use a volume calculator, and find the right board type for your local break or waves you want to ride https://www.jsindustries.com/volume-calculatorhttps://www.boardcave.com/surfboard-volume-calculator>how do I know if the waves are good?go check surfline or magicseaweed for reports
>>121893>First editionWe had a thread for more than a year here. It probably still hasn't reached page 10.
>>121974That was the pilot edition now we are officially having our first edition edition
>>121893Fuck off we're full
>>122526Lame I’m a manlet (5’6”) What size surf board can I get so I can stop body boarding ?
>>122345no go start a dick dragger general>>1225657ft 6 soft top or something gay like that
>moving to MA soon>read online that cape cod can be a good spot for surfing if you ignore sharks and such>everywhere on the internet it says the best time of the year for cape surfing is starting at sept>been checking magicseaweed all sept - oct on some cape beaches>no star/1 (unfilled) star 99% of the time and the other 1% isn't much better with 2 full stars being the max I've ever seen EVER>check some beach cams too so I can confirm the info is right and it always isThis feels like shit. Whoever wrote those articles about MA surfing must have been on fucking weed.
>>123025>MAWouldn't it be cold as fuck as well? you're basically in canada up there
How much better are reef and point breaks than beach breaks? I've surfed a fair amount of beach breaks but nothing else, are they actually that shitty?
>>123755My scale from fun to intense goes>Beachies>Point breaks>Reefs>SlabsHowever I'd rather any of the later 3 on a big day over a beachies. More predictable and less like to get caught with 10 on the head.
>>123755A good point break can be God tier good. Like legitimately the most fun I can imagine having>Same wave everytime>Perfect wall>30 second rides>Do whatever you want That said there are good and shit pointsReefs can be good but hitting the bottom is quite painful and you can't be as carefree as a beachy but normally you can really feel the power difference to a beachy
>>123789>A good point break can be God tier good. Like legitimately the most fun I can imagine havingAgreed, plus you can paddle out around them rather than through like a beach break. When two or more connect it's possible to ride so long your legs get tired and you'll kick out with some wave left just so you can rest.River mouths and estuaries can also be a blast with similar consistency and often a combintion of current and bottom shape that produces deep bowls that jack up quickly, especially where a jetty is involved.My home spot for years was like that: jump in the current to get out, wait at the takeoff spot next to the jetty for a big bowl to form around and launch you, play around across the channel then off the lip and glide ahead on the other side just in time for the sandbar to engage like a point break and if you want connect from that to the beach break on the inside. The other cool thing with that jetty was that there was a refractive action so that a swell would come straight in and look promising but not peak until it was way inside, and way further away from the jetty....but right behind it peeling off the rocks was the refraction that was angled about 30° from the first wave and would produce that big bowl effect.That first wave was super enticing so it would distract and draw the uninitiated and impatient away from the real takeoff spot behind it...then you had less interference and an audience as you got the best waves over and over and over and over.
anyone here kitesurf?
>>124109sounds fun whats the break? What do you guys ride?
>>124504I'm taking a wild guess of Moruya. But that would be random as fuck.
>>124228I do in San Francisco
>>124109It's called a peak you kook faggot.
Galveston TexasFlagship9'1" Senator performance LB
>>123755Beachies are absolutely dogshit compared to a good point / reef. The wave always breaks over the same spot in the same way so it's very predictable and perfect for practicing your turns, you won't have to paddle like an idiot to get out and especially on big days that really is very nice
>>121893Should I do windsurfing or Wing Foiling?
>>125494location of your intended body of water?
>>125539I live by a large river with some small islands and no beaches
>>125608it's going to depend a lot on how the wind works where you are, but I know there are some people doing absolutely batshit crazy cool wingfoil runs from the Hatchery in the columbia river.My vague understanding is that they are basically able to foil across the wind, upstream against the current, then just come back down with the current so they get like a downwinder type scenario without having to shuttle. You're going to want to check out and keep an eye on wind forecast websites and go scout places you think you might want to get on the water. Wings are a lot easier to get in to compact launch sites than windsurf gear.
>>125494you should get a surfboard you gay homosexual wind surfing is a democrat sport for sissies
>>126150It's literally impossible to surf where I live otherwise I would
>>125608Can you surf the riverAnyone watching the challenger series
I live near galveston. I tried surfing once but it was a short board that was too short and the time I went out it was choppy and shit breaks. Nearly died getting back to shore. What size board do I need to learn with the kind of crappy surf Galveston gets. I do know generally when good surf is supposed to be occurring so its possible I will see 5+ waves eventually.
>>127515Weight height age physical fitness level? This all matters. Also, do you want a strictly beginner board or, something you'll enjoy for years?
>>121893I have surfed once before and would like to spend a weeklong vacation getting half-decent: does anyone know of a camp or training program in HI, Mexico or Central America I could go to? Something kind of intense, borderline unenjoyable, from some good surfers would be ideal
>>128330booksurfcampsI haven't done one of their things but they've been around for a while now.
>>128330Rise Up in Nicaragua
>>123025>no star/1 (unfilled) star 99% of the timebro, learn to read the forecast, holy shit
>>125636In your last paragraph, the g's form a diagonal
I have never surfed before but I body boarded, should I take lessons or just practice off youtube videos? what board qualities should I be looking for as a beginner? do I need wax? swimming in cold water (pacific ocean) if that matters
>>130550Where are you from?
Do you guys ever feel burned out? Like it doesn't even make sense anymore? To the point where you don't go out anymore, at all? For me personally it was going to morocco for a surf trip. I had these long clean big points over there. Barrel sections and fat makeable leg burning walls. 800m rides. Nothing will ever compare. How the fuck can i ever paddle out at my shitty local that has, at the very best, two turns on offer? Where i can be happy to not get closed out on immediately?
>>131226Everyone who seriously dedicates themselves to any discipline feels this way sometimes. Some people recover from it, some don't. People who recover from it repeatedly sometimes go on to develop a strategy for recovering from it and maybe preventing it altogether, and generally those are the people that leave a lasting mark on their discipline and the world.
>>131226I moved from somewhere with consistent good waves to surfing city beachies with a million friends. Took 3 years of almost no surfing to start enjoying even paddling out.>"Just get wet"Was my motto. I stopped caring about getting waves and just wanted to be in the water.
>>121893I have never surfed before but I want to learn I live in the Midwest. Wisconsin specifically. Are there any places to surf around my state? Also does anyone have some tips for a beginner?Thanks in advance for any serious responses bros
>>131462hey youre the guy from /out/!
>>131465Lol ya that was me I didn’t know there was a surfing general up on this board and I thought /out/ would be the place for it Were you the anon that redirected me here? If so, thanks bro
>>131462Yes. There is a surf contest or festival in Sheboygan. The water is probably really fucking cold when there are waves.
>>131462Tip would be to start on a very large board in very small waves. You do not want a wave with a tube to learn on. Places like Waikiki in Hawaii, San Onofre in SoCal, or the small Lake dribble would be ideal.
>>131479Ok nice ya I’m browsing around and apparently the best time for surfing in Sheboygan is during the winter which is a bit unfortunate because I hate the cold but i guess I’ll have to suck it up>>131480Thanks for the tips When you say large board do you mean long or wide
>>131489Get a copy of SURFING THE GREAT LAKES by Strazz. Check abebooks they have some reasonably priced copies.
Surfing on the east coast is superior solely for the fact that you have to deal with less fucking faggot Californians. Unfortunately some of you moved and now this little spot in Maine I used to surf is crowded with you scumbags.
>>131462Pretty sure surfing is only really good in the winter/spring/fall at the lakes. You will 100% need a wetsuit and possibly even have to get a drysuit if you end up actually enjoying it enough to go in the winter. Don’t go when waves are over 3 feet. Don’t go when it’s windy, anything over 8 mph wind is pretty shit. The best time to go is after a storm. Do NOT get a shortboard. If your average height, get something 8+ feet tall. The longer the board, the easier it is to paddle, catch a wave, and balance on. But don’t go overkill and get a 12 foot paddle board or something. You could even just get a foam board from Costco for cheap, that way you don’t end up dumping 500 dollars on a sport you may not even like.
>>122345YesPic rel is me. Newport beach. None of these pokey-tips in the thread have ridden a wave half this size
>>132088Dat nigguh is dead
>>131226Yes and I gave in which I regret alot. I started surfing again when I saw it as my escape and way to unwind. Alot of geezers go to the pub to destress or unwind I go for surfs. Simple as
>>123025One epic day on the O.C.Long ago.
Something a little more current .
>>132148>>131245Idk i just went out and it was the usual paddling like a retard to stay in the same spot, waves breaking fucking everywhere and a million other assholes fighting over a shitty sandbar. I just rewatched some old footage of me and my buddies surfing the phillippines and i just made me fucking depressed. Hollow, crystal blue waves. Endless long rides, fat open walls, epic reefs. Makes we want to never surf here again. And i fucking idiot commited to buying a house to make the missus happy. I have two weeks of vacation a year and the missus will hate me if i don't spend them with her. Just kill me.
>>132191get a fucking chart of the new england coastline. There are cobblestone reefs and points an hour or so away everywhere except the O.C.
>>131226I'm burnt out by how retarded most surfers are here in socal. Every time I go out in the water there's just ridiculous amounts of tension. Went out today at a beach break, surf was fun but not amazing. Not too crowded. Got a few waves mid-beach then decided to paddle down to a better peak where there was just a couple of guys surfing. I sit out there for a while, a set comes through, the other guys take their waves. I take a smaller one that comes through mid-set. I paddle back out and end up paddling in between the two guys. Not on purpose, that's just where I ended up. One of the dudes mutters 'don't paddle on the inside of me'. I didn't even really realize that he was talking to me but he looked at me after he said it and started paddling to get closer to the other guy. I don't even get why he'd be worried, I hadn't taken any waves that he was going for or anything like that. People are just constantly on edge when they surf here.I honestly don't even enjoy surfing any more
>>132233I went through all that. Tbh never found a solution. I just surf the least crowded spots with shittier waves. I enjoy that more than hussling retards for 3ft beachies. Can you drive anywhere to less crowded spots?
>>121893Secret spot edition. Cape lookout, Oregon. Hike down. High tide right hand pointbreak. Likes westerly swell. Has northerly wind blockage. Line yourself up with the rocks to your north. Don’t go to the outside, high tide inside is the break. There is a rip in front of the trail access. The spot to sit is just north of the trail. Breaks way out at a wash rock on big swells but rarely makes it all the way inside. Tillamook locals are mellow.
>>132233Iktf I've been hastled by old fags in the water for a while now it definitely spoils a session. I always pick the most uncrowded spots because of it. Most people are good desu just out doing their thing but cancerous competitive surfer fags are truly the worst of any other sport
>>132360People like you need to be taken out of the gene pool. Reread the post about surfing in Southern California above you and then think about if you really want to invite a bunch of 4channers to your secret spot
>>132088whats your name i go to wedge too might’ve been there that day -Ebomb
>>132360>Cape lookout, Oregonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZXf7mi7Mc4is this the break?Any other kiwi fags in here?
>>133383No, that is agate. No vids of lookout. Locals only.
>>133177Let’s fight. Come out to my lineup in Oregon, bruh. My name is Zander Riggs. Look me up faggot. I surf all the points and I will fuck you up. My main break is seaside.
>>133634post surf porn of it or gtfo you slut
Beginner here. I can managed to stand up and ride along the face of the wave on a minimal. But I have no idea how to turn. I'm like a runaway train until I jump off or the wave dies out. If I try turn I just collapse forward or backward into the water.. How do I improve actually riding the wave? Any videos or something I can watch?
>>133635Poor Zander, he never hurt anybody. Why are you trying to fuck with him? Not cool anon.
Did you guys ever get in a fight over waves? I was surfing in Lombok, Indonesia and this old, football player looking american tried localizing this one spot and bullied me. We went to the beach and he fucked me up. Was pretty embarassing to be honest, didn't surf there again.
>>134042When I was younger a lot. Never beaten up but plenty of arguements, pushing and had some 'local' tell me to go in once but I ignored him.Last was some guy who dropped in on me 3 times so I decided to follow him around the line up and burnt him really badly. He got all agro and I told him why I did it. He pushed me pretty softly then paddled away.
>>134051Where was that? USA? I've only ever seen such cancerous behaviour by brazilians and americans.
>>134035https://vimeo.com/240953622This is me, Zander. In the black hood. Come to seaside and just try to surf the point. Tell them Zander invited you.
>>133177chill out. Like anyone will hike 45 minutes down a mountain to surf a point that only works on a very specific swell direction at a specific tide for 2 hours max. This is why Cali surfers are such fucking kooks. It is about the journey and the search for spots like this. I want to capture peoples imaginations on finding and surfing a point to themselves. These places exist, and they will never get packed due to their rural locations and finicky nature. You cali kooks think all surfing has is a drive into a parking lot after sitting in traffic to surf an agro, mediocre beach break. Fuck offffffff, kooooook. Leave Cali and go explore Oregon, Washington, or Vancouver island.
any aussie surfers here
>>134231Los Angeles here I’m charge redondo beach shore breaks and try and die regularly with my bodyboard
>>134243I* charge This summer I got picked up by an 8 footer and smashed into the sand Planked on my board and knocked the wind out of me , then I got rinse cycled backwards three times and hurt my back I’ll be back at redondo when it warms up again Hopefully learning a valuable lesson one which ones to charge and which ones are going to lay complete waste to me Nothing puts a smile on my face though like being put through the rinse cycle after an epic fail and then popping back up alive lol
>>134231Moving to Perth soon. Hoping i'll be able to get some good surfs in.
>>134360I thought Perth (or "Puhth" in the local dialect) was notoriously underwaved
>>134360Margaret River is sick tho.
>>121893Get off my wave kooks.T. North LA. Zeros, Leo Carillo and Country Line are my spots. Also drive to Trestles occasionally.
>>134231I went to Oz and road tripped from Sydney to Brisbane. Amazing surf. Blueys beach, Boomerang Beach, Lennox Head, Kirra, Dbah are all amazing spots. Oz rips.
>>134767Is that in Western Australia?
>>132233Pick up skimboarding anon, hardly anyone does it in SoCal so free waves.
>>134781Yes. North and South of Perth is world class waves. Look up North Point and Gnarloo for what is on offer.>>134915I've seen some videos of skimmers and they seem like the biggest snakes in the world. So glad they don't exist here.
damn, i wanted to try surfing this year, but this thread makes me think its going to be a cringe fest. >>132233>>134085>>134042
>>134926Not really, skimboarding's best waves are all shorebreaks, and if you're trying to surf that you're a moron and snaking the bodysurfers and skimboarders. The pro dudes you're watching are a whole different animal.
>>134926>GnarlooIT'S WHERE IMOGEN CALDWELL IS FROM. GNARALOO
>>134936Skimkook spotted. You're not in the line up. Your not part of the pecking order. You run in from the beach and snake waves people are already on on a wooden plant with no leash. Skimboarders shouldn't be in the water near Surfers, bodysurfers, boogers, whoever.
>>134767Is it true australian surfers are very competent and also very protective of their spots?
>>135110Well you don't paddle out at a lot of the heavier spots unless you can surf them. Cities have lots of kooks. Then, yeh there is a pecking order or locals. Some places are heavier than others. I've surfed all over, the most localised breaks with near no trouble. Show respect and don't snake a guy who has been surfing that spot exclusively for 20+ years and you'll be fine.
>>134085fuck this is funny everyone here looks like a massive faggot whats the story behind it?>>135110never had a problem with them desu brazzos and Israelis are the worst I've seen in the water. Brown people tend to be pretty aggro as well like hawaiians and what not.
>>135071>Wooden plantSeeth more jealous skimlet. I'd be mad too if I had to fight boomers for waves as the superior skimboarder has free reign catching shorebreak waves while also being able to hit on chicks. You could enjoy this too if you weren't too much of a pussy to try skimboarding.
Leo "my stepfawtha" Fioravantiversussome ozzy
>>121893heading to Tamarindo, Costa Rica in few days. Is there anything i should be aware of?
>>135544Beware of the locals, buddy of mine got stabbed
>>132158absolutely fucking barreled what a chad
>>136233Bald niggers shouldn't be allowed in the water surfing is for follicle chads only.What boards are you guys riding?I got a channel islands ultra joe and a sci Fi 2.0 the other day. The ultra joe is the best board I've ridden hands down. The sci Fi is sluggish and kind of gay
>be me, take a beginner surf lesson while on vacation in Hawaii>have lots of fun, get excited about new hobby>come home and read this thread>realize that surfing culture is gayer than bug chasingMaybe I'll get a foil board so I can ride circles around all of you faggots
The guy in SoCal who wound up between two people.You should be thankful. Just move to your spot and wait your turn. So many spots are complete swim meet hassle fests. That you were told not to snake/backpaddle position instead of being told to leave is hospitality.Any beginners, find a beach, not a point or a reef. Look for unridden waves 50-200 yards off the end of the crowd.Paddle 3-4x more strokes than you think you need, and don't push yourself up to stand. Your weight will bias rearward and you'll miss the wave. Push the board down the face into the wave with your weight on your hands and then your front foot.Probably best to learn standing up in whitewash, and actual duck diving and positioning on a bodyboard with swimming (flippers).
>>121893>want to learn to surf.>screwing around on the beach/in the pools this past summer.>never realized how shitty at swimming I was until now.>can keep head above water some, but would definitely drown if got stuck in a rip current/got a little choppy.wow.guess I should really try and correct this. Not quite ready to meet my maker just quite yet.
>>138024Sandman, that you?
>>138024Honestly is it worth going to the west coast for a surf trip or should I just keep going to south america? It sounds like it’s pretty much impossible to surf a point or reef out there without basically waiting in line with a hundred people. Down in peru you could surf chicama with maybe 30 people on it. There were other bigger waves with even less people, suppose what I’m saying is that do the crowds outweigh the quality of surf and convenience of living on the west foast?
>>136708slater told me to tell you to kill yourself
fucking how do you learn to kitesurf without getting babysat by an instructor for a billion hours?
>>141096You start by getting out of the surfing general and going to kitefags anonymous >>141026That photo is so fucking embarrassing
If you are not wearing a full wetsuit year-round when surfing anywhere else than Hawaii, you are not a surfer.
>>141293You'll be laughed out of the water where I'm from
>>141296Why, do the other posers feel they are superior to a lesser poser?
the vibe is very prickish out here i wish it was more like a surf sesh with the bros
Bells contest is on this week.,
>>141466Do I look like I give a fuck?
>>141026just needs more time
>>141466rio waida getting the hard pass. Brazilniggers getting boosted ahead. Slater getting a raw deal. Why are is WSL so globohomo
>>141836Let me guess: you disobeyed Mitch Buchanon and shot the San Dimas pier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3g5grXT7_oIs he the most stylish surfer on tour?Let me open it up to you, got any good surf films?
>>142207Throwing buckets, love it
I learn to surf over the last couple months. I can't believe I waited so long. I think I have progressed quite well, am up and riding along the face of each wave I get. Comfortable upto 3-4 ft waves. But I am on a pretty big board. I was wondering when I should step down and what's the progression from minimal? What will I find more difficult? I still struggle to paddle onto waves. I miss a lot and my arms tire quickly, but I think a smaller board will allow me to get into position easier than the big log.
>>133834Kale Brock on YouTube.
Margaret River coming up. Last time I checked ventusky there was a 12 foot swell at 13seconds.
>>142249A fish is a pretty good progression from beginner to intermediate your best bet is to go to a volume calculator and use that as your guide see the sticky part>How do I pick the right board?Use a volume calculator, and find the right board type for your local break or waves you want to ridehttps://www.jsindustries.com/volume-calculatorhttps://www.boardcave.com/surfboard-volume-calculatorFish shapes are more buoyant and forgiving so you'll find it easier Anything else is going to be a lot looser and paddle shittier. The mobility of a standard short board will be good down the line but not so good as a first step down. One board I loves that might be a good fit is the ultra joe by CI it was super forgiving. The RNF 96 is probably a good one as well. That said you might not really notice the design subtleties so you can probably just go a generic fish
>>142441Those gstring wetsuits make having females in the line up tolerable
>>143011>A fish is a pretty good progression from beginner to intermediateFish boards are like shorter than 6 feet
>>143110A Fish for a beginner/intermediate? I guess that depends on how those terms are defined. No Fish for You.see link:https://surfmentor.com/is-a-fish-surfboard-good-for-beginners/#:~:text=Fish%20surfboards%20are%20not%20typically%20recommended%20for%20beginners.,is%20recommended%20to%20choose%20a%20longboard%20for%20beginners.
>>143439>>143110read your own article you gay homo it says hybrids are good. Anyway get a hybrid fish type shape its the best for progression and use the volume calculator to figure out your size.
I like surfing but how is there a general for this? What do you fuckers talk about>Yep, waves still coming inEnlighten me.
>>143500This>>143110wasn't the guy asking for advice.>>143501Where are waves coming? How? Are you going to surf them? With what?
>>143501I tell everyone about the latest barrel I didn't come out of
>>143614>ooh look at me, I'm catching barrels
>>143500Tell him to hop on this Oedipus.https://www.gumsurfboards.com/lis-fish/
>>143501because r/surfing is gay and we need a place to discuss whose hottest on the female CT. >sally fitz literal S tier
Margaret River is on tonight. Decent size, but a bit sloppy. WSL changed the rules so Sl8ter is back in the mix.
>>144006>WSL changed the rules so Sl8ter is back in the mix.?Also, what is your worst fear, if any, when surfing?
>>144085My board hitting me in the head and ko-ing meAlso kek at Slaters wildcard. WSL is so shit.
>>144162Fin cuts. Saw this happen. The only thing holding the guy's guts in was his wetsuit.
>>144085Smashing out my teeth by getting hit in the mouth by my board. Seen it happen, dude lost all his incisors. I already have some fake front teeth and they're expensive as fuck to get.Als r/surfing fucking sucks
>>143899For me it's Eweleiula Wong
Who here watches Zeke?
>>144918Unfortunately he popped up in my feed. What a kook. Don't even want to waste energy rating on him.
>>144918>>145024Saw him on the beach in Margaret River about to paddle out, didn't look at me on purpose
>>145246That says something about you
>>144085getting shown up by a tranny, sharks, blue bottles, niggers that have learnt to swimslater getting let back in is pretty typical he is WSL's biggest cash cow
sl8ter had to throw last year's teahuopu contest finals. it was sponsored by his company, outerknown. can't win a contest your company sponsored; bad press.
Anybody done any river stuff, theres a nice standing wave by my place and I've been thinking about trying to hit it this summer.
Waiting for WSL to redeem itself with a tranny division. Mens' Womens' and trannies.
Watching the finals at Snapper. Why do the finals always seem to be run off in crap surf. It's like 2 foot drool there today; it always seems to turn out like this.
>>146156You have to pay premium for the good waves
WSL has been enjoyable. I surf narra a bit, although further south. Can be a pretty crunchy wave.
Noob question, but is it harder to catch waves when they’re really small, think 2’ 8s? I live in south Florida and I’ve been practicing with a foamie but I *feel* like I can’t catch anything sub 2ft. I guess my question is, is it worthwhile to practice when the water is that calm or is it better to have a longer day when waves are 3ft+?
>>147204Depends on the size of your foamie. Smaller waves you need more volume but they are easier to ride. You should get out in all conditions and get your paddle strength up, that will help with catching waves with less power. And then bigger days you'll survive.Regardless of conditions, more time in the water = improving
total kook death
the waves around where I live always look tiny, with the occasional 2 footer or so. should I look into something like kitesurfing instead, or can you surf on any sized wave?
Since I last asked what board to step down from a minimal and have used a 6'9 shortboard (?) I borrowed from a friend. It's fat and thick, lots of volume and I didn't really notice much difference paddling or catching waves. A bit more squirrelly than the minimal but I quite like it. I want to buy a board similar, but perhaps a little smaller so I can duck dive a bit more comfy. Last time guys suggested like 5' fishes. I'm still too kooky for that and want to gradually step down.. I'm thinking finding some 6'7 with similar wide and thick attributes. Does this sound sensible? Anything else to consider?
>>134936Why does every skimboarder I've ever seen wear a rash vest with below knee board shorts
>>148460Post a picture of the average waves you go out in.
Anyone here watch the Surf Ranch Contest
>>148948Just a random google image but I'd feel quite comfortable riding on a wave like this I think. Maybe a bit bigger, often a bit smaller. So far only beach breaks.
>>148955Actually looking again I think I have ridden bigger. 4ft surf I get a bit unsure.
>>134231Yep, but I'm a filthy dick dragger. No issues where I live though, have been going for almost 30 years now, and where I usually surf, everyone knows each other, and the stand ups and us boogers get along pretty well. Spot is actually quite famous. Don't really wanna say much more, would prefer not to dox myself.
>>148981Noosa, isn't it?
>>148955This wave is overhead, probably twice overhead when the lip peaks. It looks small from the shore, but would feel humungus if you were out there.Have you seen yourself on film surfing yet?
Newfag here, east coast QLD near brizzy. Any reason to buy a new board or should I just buy a shitter off gumtree with roughly the right volume to beat up while I learn before i decide whether to drop eight hundo on a flash board?
>>149067I wouldn't call that larger than 3ft
Just surfed peaky 6ft A-frames with 4 guys out. Goddamn i love my country. Americans would kill for this.
>>125494>>125636bumpWhat should I consider if wind surfing will work for me? It always seems windy but idk that much about it. I like the idea of not relying on an engine and being able to do it alone. Should I just buy the equipment and fuckin do it or take lessons?>massachusetts>launch from beach that I can park at>it's sort of sheltered by an island but usually still windy I ruled out>wings and hydro foils - gay>powered surf boards and foils - expensive and also gay>kiteboarding - would probably piss people off and get rekt trying it at my beach>regular surfing - I'd rather do it near my house than drive hours
>>149372Those are sports in their own right that whilst somewhat crossing over don't really have anything in common when it comes to giving advice. I wouldn't have a clue where to start sorry and I doubt many others here would either.
>>149372>>149372>Should I just buy the equipment and fuckin do it or take lessons?take intro lessons to find out if it's something you even want to do and because the early learning stages are best done on a fuckhuge school board. also you don't seem very bright and probably can't learn windsurfing on your own/may get yourself ded, gear lost, or at least a walk of shame or ten.
>>149140That wave in the picture is barelling anon
Just started surfing 2 months agoI've been acting as if i've been surfing for 10+ years. Telling people i'll slash their tires if they dont leave my waves. It's awesome being 6'5. No one can do shit to me and I get all the waves to myself
>>148460>>148948After all the considerate advice, I found a 6'5, 22", 2 7/8 almost brand new custom board for $150 from some noob who quit, complete with a funny wax job. Hopefully I'll get some shakkas brahs.
>>149135shitter off gum tree go for big prolly 8ftish is what you want