Buttertoes wrote:Thanks for the advice Jaffa! Fortunately for the newbie in Nova Scotia summers are okay for learning, but less fortunate for the experienced the best waves are in the winter where they plow their boards through slush, though they tell me their toes do somehow remain unfroze My husband and I just had the opportunity to experience surfing in Hawaii this spring- those of you in warmer places have it so good!
I've been debating between a 8'6 NSP and a 9' bic and you might have swayed me. I can appreciate the value in hand crafted, and once I know what I am doing will most likely seek something better. In the meantime I need something that I can scratch up without losing sleep over.
I do wonder though, when you say 'as you become more skilled'- for a person who might get out a few times a month, would that take months or years before needing to upgrade?
Buttertoes wrote:Well my friend and I took out some beat up bic rentals today and had one of our best surf days yet! Porpoises surfaced near within arms reach and the waves were very kind to us. We've done some shopping and are looking at some new 9'1 South Point Schapers tomorrow. We've seen some good reviews and the shop sounds like they will give us a good deal since we are getting 2. Plenty excited and motivated to get out often! The new wetsuit was so much better than a crappy rental, kept me toasty in the 9* water. Vacations to warmer places sounds great, but til then this will do
Feeling like a kid at Christmas
Buttertoes wrote:Ooh Ricky, I don't want to find out we were ripped off! lol, we each got $100 off retail plus leash, fins and wax thrown in I had a hard time comparing retail to see how it compared, but given how bloody hard it is to get ahold of a learning board around here we figured we'd go for it!
The temp is quickly increasing and is already 11-13 today! Didn't even need boots. I haven't been on enough boards to say with any real authority but they weren't bad to paddle out through the waves, and while they were slim (compared to rentals we've had) surprisingly stable. Pretty good day
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