[surfthosewaves] wrote:heyyy, I have been surfing for 3 weeks now. I had one lesson with an instructor , and i learned to stand on a tiny whitewater wave on a longboard. I later moved to a funboard type thing that is 6' 8 and i really love it i am having so much fun. I can maneuver a little now, but not really , and i am still riding on the whitewater waves. The main reason for this is that the conditions have been horrible and choppy and so i havent been able to get passed the whitewater. Although i am not sure that even if i did get there that i would be able to ride them. I am 12 years old, around 166 cm tall, and i weigh around 50 kg.s. I was renting the funboard, but my mom decided it would be cheaper now to buy a second hand one. I have found a couple options but I am not sure if i would be comfortable riding them. These are two links to the boards i have considered:
http://capetown-westerncape.gumtree.co. ... Z424276090
http://capetown-westerncape.gumtree.co. ... Z406015366
these are not the final options, we plan to hit the shops tomorrow , but id like to know what size you think i should buy and what type of board. I am really comfortable on the one im renting, but i do eventually want to move to a shortboard, although i am aware im not ready for that yet. But do you think i should get something slightly shorter, or stick with what i m using now.
The waves are usually quite small, under 1 metre most days. and keeping in mind the conditions should get better soon, and i will be wanting to move to the unbroken waves. Thanks so much for any advice!
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