What Advice Do You Have for Beginner Surfers?

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by surfstrengthcoach, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. surfstrengthcoach

    surfstrengthcoach New Member

    Aug 1, 2020
    The most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing.
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  2. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Ayer Ma USA
    The most important thing is to learn proper etiquette and then enjoy what you’re doing.
  3. davey

    davey Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Hey Cris, welcome to Jamboards mate.
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  4. surfstrengthcoach

    surfstrengthcoach New Member

    Aug 1, 2020
    thank you
  5. Spritzer

    Spritzer Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2019
    Virginia Beach
    -pick the right board
    -know your limits
    -learn some etiquette, and if you have no choice of surfing in a group, don't be afraid to mention "hey, I'm new, yell at me if I get in anyone's way"
    -try not to compare yourself to harshly to others, observing their techniques is beneficial but don't expect to be surfing like they are, and like everyone else said, enjoy the ride.

    PS, like your training vids
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  6. Bighouse

    Bighouse Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    East End, Long Island
    Never pay someone to push you into a wave. You'll learn nothing about the most important aspect of surfing: the ocean.

    As an example -
    I watched my son play in the "hurricane" surf (it was 3' at best, but don't tell my son) last night. 6 years old. Been at it since he could walk. Not once did he get swept away. Not because of anything I taught him, he has spent enough time in the surf to know when to run. (paddle, pop up, ditch, etc)
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  7. kpd73

    kpd73 Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    USA Rhode Island
    Never sell a board for more than what you paid for it.

    Dibs are never to be called in uncertainty or jest.

    If you end up getting banned for being a flagrantly antagonistic asshole, lay low a few months and then come back under a different name.
    Just sayin...

    You can't request for another board train until you've been either involved in one or have sold a board to a member at an incredible deal.

    All free stuff goes to @Tenfooter and all bonzers are to be PM'd to me first, and then made public on the forum.

    That's pretty much about it man, welcome and...oh. Oh wait. Shit...
    You meant Beginner Surfers in the Water?
    I thought you meant Beginner Surfers HERE on the forum.
    My bad!
    Carry on.

    Welcome Cris!
    Really dig what you've accomplished and the message you continue to put out there.
    Quality stuff man.

    And seriously- PM me any bonzers first. It's just the right thing to do.
  8. johnxyz

    johnxyz Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    Hi Cris, I just viewed your core strength/ flex / pop-up video (from 5 years ago recorded in Oz!) and have to say you are quite the subject matter expert - excellent presentation! You must have studied physio - kinesiology. Like your attitude/ delivery. Hope all your hard work on social media is paying off.

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  9. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2019
    San Clemente, CA
    Just like life, give respect get respect.
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  10. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey
    Cover your head/face when you wipe out and don't stop until you know where your board is.
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