billie_morini wrote:9 foot longboard
Fiberglass, not soft top or foam board
Get a 5/4 wetsuit or, if you don't get cold easily, then get a 4/3 wetsuit
You may want some kind of hood ane booties, too
peterpan wrote:I have never surfed before but im into board sports since a kid. I was into swimming and skateboarding when i was younger and im also into snowboarding during the last 20 years. So if these are relevant, i guess that the learning curve will be small.
tonylamont wrote:And be patient - no matter what your board sports experience, surfing is tough. About 90% of the skills you will have to learn as a beginner have little to do with snowboarding or skateboarding. Though if you are a strong swimmer and have maintained your conditioning that will definitely help.
peterpan wrote:thanks for the detailed reply jaffa!
i've read of the posts about learning, and the board guide before posting in the first place, as well. maybe that's why i have so many questions, u know, i've seen many different opinions... from longboards, to mini-mals, to retro rockets, to fish, to heavyweight dudes been advised for shorter longboards than the 9 footer, etc
Although u seem to know what u are talking about and i appreciate your answer!
So why a longboard and not a mini-mal? is that because the mini-mal will need a change soon, is that because of the conditions in the UK or what?
jaffa1949 wrote:Keep us posted on board choice and progress in a cold climate.
Rickyroughneck wrote:I had my first ice-cream headache a week and a bit ago
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