How many waves before you first stood up and rode one in?

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    Jun 08, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    I need some inspiration here. I've got a 6'2 gun and am looking to work that baby this Summer. We have a point break close by as well as your regular small slushy breaks.
  • offshore

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    Jun 17, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    Dude, seriously? Putting the words 'gun' and 'slush' in he same sentence?

    Not to doubt your athletic prowles but learning on a 6'2 gun is not going to get you many waves.

    Go big, go thick!
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    Jul 10, 2012 12:19 AM GMT
    I started at 12 with a long board - - which I got by trading a guy for my train set. Anyway I learned everything I could from a few buddies who had jobs at the O'Neil's Surf Shop in Santa Cruz, CA. Pleasure Point was where I started, and I got up the nerve to get up pretty quickly - - - - after I noticed other guys were getting waves and I was missing out.
  • Bicuriouscool

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    Sep 15, 2012 7:18 PM GMT
    The fuck you guys talking about?
  • LJay

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    Sep 15, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    OP, your post title is going in my book of quotes.

    They are talking about surfing, Bic. It's a lifestyle that allows one to be a teenager at age 75. Glorious!
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    Honestly.. i think it was my first or second try. I was probably 22 in Santa Barbara, on a longboard, don't know the size, but I think all those years of yoga helped my balance. I'll always remember that.
  • MadeinMich

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    Jan 18, 2013 5:39 AM GMT
    I thought this thread was a metaphor for bottoming. Somebody's not getting any..hahahah
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    Apr 30, 2013 12:48 PM GMT
    When I teach people I won't put them on anything smaller then a 7 foot, with a 6'2 you might as well ride a patoto chip in the lineup. Starting bigger increases the boards bouyancy, therefore making staying afloat much easier when treading for the perfect wave.

    But, back when I was 13, rode my first wave, it was after 2 full days in the water without any stopping. I felt so accomplished.
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    Jun 19, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    At 45 years old, I took a surfing lesson with an expert, older guy. I got up on the first try. It was a 9'soft-top longboard. You might want to change out the fins on that board, for a longer single fin, for a quick way to help you stabilize. Good luck!