Yet another newbie chick to add to the masses of already crowded waves sorry :/ just bought my first board to ensure I finally get out there and give this a proper go! I've been wanting to surf maybe 15 years!!! It's about time I stopped being gutless I think. I have no idea where to go or what to look for weather wise. I do not want to get in anyone's way but don't want to surf alone. Can anyone Puleeeaaase help me out and give me some pointers? Ready to
Go from tomorrow!
your location would probably be quite informative if you seek advice
Zeta will help you for sure, nice bloke and fair dinkum.
Sorry I thought this was just for the sunny coast which is why i didn't mention. I'm point cart but willing to go as far as noosa if that's better for learning
God I'm an idiot.. No idea why i thought sunny coast site! Just had a better look... :/
Tip 1: avoid Noosa
Haha ok thanks
Tip 2 paddle hard, keep your head down
Tip 3 Getting out is like playing forcey backs - give no ground you've gained and try to make ground as quick as possible (no dawdling in the impact zone)
Tip 3 remember to breath
Tip 4 you tube has lots of how-to vids.
Thank you mk1 ☺️ I had a go on a friends board the other day. Small one not sure on size and we went in big messy waves at warana and apparently we were in a rip. I got out ok. Bit scared sometimes but managed. Couldn't quite stand on his board but caught some in laying down. Learned a lot about paddling out! Such a different fitness to weights at gym! Looking forward to using my mini mal and being able to figure out where and when is good!
Jados where did you get that smiley ?
tip 5 be a comfortable swimmer (probably covered there)
tip 6 - always know your position in the water off the landmarks on shore, check them before paddling out, then check them regularly once out.
Thanks again mk1! And udo you need to download the emoticon app for your phone
Tip 8, 9 & 10 - enjoy yourself!
There are already too many surfers with scowls on their faces as though they are being forced to surf against their will. It's meant to be fun- and it is.
Thank you!!! Have my lesson locked in for tomorrow at alex! Wish me luck! I better get this having just bought a board! :)