|May 30, 2007
Entry Submitted by: Merlin
Obviously surfing is one of the biggest sports and attractions in Hawaii. My skills, and experience in this area are like that of a child learning to walk. There are enough other resources, people, and even (BYUH) surf class, to help people become familiar with this great activity. I have procrastinated posting any info for this reason. After a year and a half of weekly surfing, I think I have become comfortable with my (small kine) skills to occasionally share some of my experiences and limited knowledge on this subject.
Let me start by giving all the new-comers and students a little advice: If you're interested in purchasing a surf board then that's wonderful. Please be sure to research the whys/whats/and hows of each type or particularly length of board. If there's anything I've learned it's that a long board (8-10 feet) is by far the best and most enjoyable board to learn to surf with (with the right size of waves). Too often I have surfed with newbies that try and use a short board and get frustrated and eventually give up the sport. Also, perhaps for this reason most 2nd-hand surfboards (at least in Laie) up for sale are short boards. So don't go throwing money down on a board just because it's available and cheep unless you know what you're getting into.
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