well well, where to begin. im a beginner, but i have the help of a friend who is pretty good. he is teaching me alot and taking me with him alot, and im catching on quite fast. my duckdives need a little work, but i can get them at least. i can stand up, but im having a little trouble turning down the faces, but im catching on to that too. we have very crappy surf here in texas. it can be nice, but it takes perfect conditions. most of it is windblown so its very disorganized and hard to find good lines. this makes us work extra hard lol. well i just baught my first board, i baught an Al Merrick K-Board with some FCS Kfins on it. Nice buy at 400! Shes in perfect shape, came with the fins, and an awsome traction pad. Well i keep getting very bad nut rash. this is no joke and i have even baught a new pair of boardshorts over this issue, and i got it again the other day when we went surfing. HOW DO I STOP THIS????? this is extreamly annoying and painful lol. i need to stop it, because we are hitting mexico this summer, or florida if trip plans fall through, and i will be surfing everday. nut rash willl hinder my learning on good waves and i dont need that lol. so please someone, help me save my nuts!