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This time of year, what do you reckon i would need to surf. A fullsuit,...hat,..gloves and boots?!
Do you know of any hire shops on the south coast. I think West Wittering would be the best palce to go.
Talking of equipment. I am looking into buying my own board. Now everything i have read says to be honest about yourself,..so here goes.
I am 6'1" , and about 11.5 stones. I have had a week surfing on a foamboard, with the last day on a min-mal. I was pretty confident standing by the end and caught some green waves.
I wanna surf lots, and i reckon if i had my own gear it'd be easier to brave the south coast.
Thing is i want to get a board i can progress on, so something that caters for a beginner/intermediate would be good.
Onother topic that deserves treatment is balancing "the right board for you at your current standard" with "lack of money to keep buying boards".
I read somewhere that you progress quicker if your always on a board that suits your style, and maybe gives you small things to get to grips with, plus it means you catch more waves and generally have more fun. However to progress a long way you will always be buying more boards. The difficulty is knowing how much of a challenge a board wiill be, so that its enough you can use it for a long time, but not so much it defeats you.
It's a good things surfers have brains,..if i'd said that to a townie it would have been "eurgh balancing money with use,...um,...yeah 100 watt speakers are good but they weigh my super fast car down.....", or "man innit bo, your muvva,...you iz talkin crap my son,..yeah its real burberry innit"
So yeah, a mini-mal maybe or a NSP funboard?!
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