Hope everyone here is doing well. I'm going to have my second surfing lesson this Sunday in Santa Monica. I actually had my first lesson last year in Hawaii and I've decided I want to continue surfing as a hobby. I just have a couple of questions:
1) I'm going for one lesson this Sunday but I'm thinking about investing in their ten lesson package. Do you think this would be enough or overkill? I really want to get the basics down before I go by myself. My friends don't really like to surf or can afford it so I'll eventually have to surf on my own.
2) Should I buy a board now or later? I'm asking that because I don't want to switch boards right away. However, do you guys think after I get ten lessons and get the basics down that I'll be ready for shortboards?
3) How many lessons do you think I need before I would be ready to go myself?
4) Is there anybody here in Los Angeles/Orange County who would like to meet up and surf?
Thanks in advance for your help guys.