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      06-05-2012 06:22 AM #1
      Anyone here know anything about surfing? I figured since I have a free summer, I might as well take up on a few activities that will keep me active.

      Looking for what gear I should get, what to watch out for, etc.

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      06-05-2012 08:17 AM #2
      I know it involves getting wet.

      Oh yeah watch out for sharks.

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      06-05-2012 09:35 AM #3
      As a former coastie, I know I'm jealous of anyone who isn't landlocked.

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      06-05-2012 10:01 AM #4
      Surfing is an unreal workout and possibly my favorite
      hobby.

      Best bet is to go to a local surf shop and ask some questions. Suit size
      will all depend on body type and thickness based on water temp. I'd recommend
      the sport to anyone!!

      Avoid any sort of reef break to start. Never paddle out alone!! Keep out of peoples
      way. Never ditch your board, people get hurt.

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      06-05-2012 02:39 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      As a former coastie, I know I'm jealous of anyone who isn't landlocked.
      Atleast you have mountains and the best snow on earth...

      stupid ohio

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      06-05-2012 11:09 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      As a former coastie, I know I'm jealous of anyone who isn't landlocked.
      u have snowboarding, we get surfing... only fair

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      06-06-2012 08:01 PM #7
      get yourself a bongo board or better yet, make one yourself to train for it and gain supreme balance skills. Its good for snowboarders too

    8. 06-06-2012 11:18 PM #8
      There's a surf and skate forum in the community and lifestyle section, but the skate side gets a lot more (okay, all of it) traffic.

      Is it a good workout? It can be. For the most part, it isn't continuous exercise; it's lots of sitting punctuated with short sprints of paddling. If you are looking for continuous exercise, I'd recommend getting into stand-up paddling. You can do it in the ocean, in a lake... just realize that people (myself included) ****ing hate stand up paddlers in the line-up.

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    9. 06-07-2012 06:32 AM #9
      i prefer skiing!

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      06-12-2012 12:54 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      Anyone here know anything about surfing? I figured since I have a free summer, I might as well take up on a few activities that will keep me active.

      Looking for what gear I should get, what to watch out for, etc.

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      Best bet is take a lesson. Dont go out alone anyways. It looks easy but you can do serious damage to yourself as well as others near you. It can also be brutal and dangerous if you are not in shape.
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      06-14-2012 04:39 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      Anyone here know anything about surfing? I figured since I have a free summer, I might as well take up on a few activities that will keep me active.
      I'll say if you haven't surfed before, you'll be in for a surprise if you think you're going to "pick it up" over the summer.

      That said, plenty of shops in your area should have the inside track on what gear you'll need.

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      06-28-2012 03:41 AM #12
      I surf every chance I get(not often enough). Summer is hear and south shore Oahu should be heating up soon. I love it. Im still not a bad ass and it took two solid years of royally sucking to get here.

      My advise is to go out and get lessons the first couple of times.

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      07-01-2012 11:58 AM #13
      Start with a long board.
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      07-07-2012 01:37 PM #14
      costco has a really nice starter long board for $99, saw it the other day.
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