Opinions on what i should do with my 3K to surf
Ok here is my situation:
Starting May 2004, i finish my job. I will have 3k of hard earned cash to spend on a trip. [technically i have 5k, but mum wants 2k saved for uni!!!! lol ]
Basically i want to surf as much as possible in the 3 months, and also to travel a bit. I also want to do this in a more interesting place than i am in now - i.e not England. I want some sun, and preferably some babes too [well can you blame me ey?! ;) ] .
I have looked into things like "flyingfish" - fylingfish.com which offer 12 week surf courses in australia where you learn to be an instructor. The advantage of these is you have acommadation and a programme set up for you, and people to organise you. Though this could also be a bad thing. Unfortunately this course doesn't co-incide with when i want to go [i have to be back for september 04 to get ready for uni.]
I also have a mate who is moving to California and should have a house there i can stay in for a while. Though i am not sure how close to the beach it will be...
I have done a weeks surfing in Croyde, though i am basically a beginner. I quite fancy surfing in Costa Rica for a bit, and i have friends travelling through south america, who i might hook up with for a bit of surfing. But generally i will be on my own in sorting out the trip.
I am really not sure what to do. I mean, i am 18, so hiring in a car/van in most places is probably not an option (i do have a british driving licence). I also dont have a board, so would have to hire/buy one wherever i end up surfing, this may be difficult to move around with if i dont have a car...
So. Basically i need a permanent place i can stay for a while, learn to surf properly (maybe a surf school/course), or maybe a mates house, or just a beach side hostel...hopefully with lots of people around to hang with!!!
Then maybe i can bus it or train it/ or fly to a new place and surf some more there...
I am stuck!!! What do you all reckon? Im thinking maybe not Australia/NZ - it'll be winter there...so maybe central america/california?!
Any body else out there who wants to go on a surf trip May-Aug!?