Bubba 2 Guns wrote:NonTocareLeTete wrote:Bababa- I met a woman in San Diego who learned to surf at 50 She was awesome! I believe she was in her late 60's when I met her, on a 9 ft board and catching the lil summer surf with the best of them. Just give it a try! It's better to try it so you have no regrets. I do have to say, to get good at surfing you usually need more than a passing interest in it. The first few times are exhausting and you can get a little beat up. But after some time, paddling becomes like walking- you can do it without thinking- and as NorthCoast Surfer said - catch your first real wave and you will NEVER turn back. There is no feeling like it, and each successive step you take to becoming a better surfer is more satisfying than the last. At least that's how it's been for me.
About going to Wushi Gong- If you head away from the water you'll see a path then a little street of surf shops. Just ask at a shop (better than asking random tan guys on the beach Or head along the highway (the 2 I believe) and you'll see plenty of shops where you can ask for a teacher.
If you want a long term thing, I have some friends who have a 'surf club'. For a monthly fee you can stay the night at their place, rent boards, wetsuits, etc. Kind of a nice deal if you want to try out different boards. They'll also drive around on the weekends and find less crowded spots/better conditions, which is great for a beginner. Their surfing advice/teaching is a little scant- "BIG WAVE COMING! Paddle paddle now!" but I can fill in where they leave off All around a good crew, we spend a lot of time at the hot springs, eating, cooking in fires on the beach, camping. I'm not sure how much the fees are. It's in Waiao, overall travel time from Taipei is an hour and a half maybe, on trains, buses, etc.
NorthCoast Surfer, do you have a stand up paddle board? I think I saw you at wushi gang Really windy day a couple of weeks ago. Nice looking board!
That was some other evil foreigner.
love the tube at 1:20 where both the guys get outBubba 2 Guns wrote:I enjoyed this movie-he's got a great laid back style but really shreds when he wants to
bubba 2 guns wrote: I miss Santa Cruz but not the freezing ass water and the crowds.
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