01 Aug 2003 11:53:13
big jerk
newbie

Hi group!

I wanna start surfing, but dont have a clue about the sport. I have
slkateboarded for 15 years though.

What kinda board should i get first, obviously a long one, but how long?

I live in montreal, quebec canada, any good places on the atlantic that are
good to surf, preferbly in canada, but i will travel to the us, but
hopefully only in maine and new hampshire...

All comments welcome!

Thanks!





01 Aug 2003 15:26:01
XPEH
Re: newbie

hi beef_jerk now drop it and get to it

"big jerk" <james_cahill@sympatico.ca > wrote in message
news:N1wWa.6273$mv6.1053168@news20.bellglobal.com...
> Hi group!
>
> I wanna start surfing, but dont have a clue about the sport. I have
> slkateboarded for 15 years though.
>
> What kinda board should i get first, obviously a long one, but how long?
>
> I live in montreal, quebec canada, any good places on the atlantic that
are
> good to surf, preferbly in canada, but i will travel to the us, but
> hopefully only in maine and new hampshire...
>
> All comments welcome!
>
> Thanks!
>
>
>




01 Aug 2003 19:38:22
big jerk
Re: newbie

what do you mean by 'mushy side' waves...you use a different board for
different waves...?
Im 6'2", how long should my long board be?

"jw" <john.s.webster@verizon.net > wrote in message
news:BB5045C7.2F7BE%john.s.webster@verizon.net...
> big jerk wrote:
>
> > I live in montreal, quebec canada, any good places on the atlantic that
are
> > good to surf, preferbly in canada, but i will travel to the us, but
> > hopefully only in maine and new hampshire...
>
> NS has waves if you want to go due east:
>
> http://aco.ca/extremesports/wintersurf.html
>
> Not the best pix, but rest assured that there are waves.
>
> Be aware that the waves tend to be on the mushy side, so you might want to
> start with a longer board. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of
> shortboarders here, but it's probably not the way you want to start out.
As
> much as some people here on the ng get a perverse satisfaction out of
> denigrating longboards, why make it harder than it already is to start
out?
>
> -jw
>




02 Aug 2003 00:20:10
jw
Re: newbie

big jerk wrote:

> what do you mean by 'mushy side' waves...you use a different board for
> different waves...?
> Im 6'2", how long should my long board be?

OK, now you're just talking nonsense, big jerk. What do you think "mushy"
means? Look it up. Are you for real? Honestly.

I think I've just been trolled. This Usenet thing is getting more difficult
with every passing day, moth_phak!

-jw