im looking to at least try to take up the sport this coming summer. im from long island so the surfing isnt too great but it still looks hella fun. im about 6', 178lbs., mostly muscle mass, good upper and lower body strength. does size and body composition matter a whole lot in making a good surfer?
also, how should i start? ive talked to some people i know, and they are all telling me different things. some say just watching good surfers will help alot.. some say you have to work with someone who knows what theyre doing... some say just look up what to do and go out and practice it alot. any recommendations?