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    Im planning on heading to the coast (bournemouth) for a few weeks to stay with my grandparents and ive decided im gunan try and take up surfing but i need some advice on board choice
    I didnt actually realise how expensive some boards can be and wetsuits etc but ive found a site that sells a 7ft softboard for £90
    Just wondering would that be suitable for a 5ft10 - 10stone 19 year old
    liquidshredder.co.uk/sho…_24

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    Original Poster

    Heres the 6ft softboard - £65
    http://www.liquidshredder.co.uk/shop/images/surfboardsforebaysmall.jpg

    Heres the 7ft softboard £90
    http://www.liquidshredder.co.uk/shop/images/1915_1small.jpg

    The 7ft is more rounded but doesnt seem as wide

    try renting cos if u dont like it youve wasted allot of money
    and i dont think those boards will be that good for a beginner

    ps surfing is great i do it in scotland and last time i was doing it at easter it was snowing

    Maybe rent one first to see if surfing is really for you..?

    Get a good anti virus.

    emasu;2576305

    Get a good anti virus.



    I was wondering how long that would take

    I've contacted the relevant safety authority to keep an eye out for you.

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    bigbob909;2576302

    try renting



    Liddle ol' me;2576304

    Maybe rent one first to see if surfing is really for you..?



    Ive tried surfing before and thought it was great just needed a lot of practice

    Im planning on doing it for the time im there everyday - just want to get away from the area and head to the sea

    have you looked in to relevent sixes of boards? doesnt your height dictate how big the board should be or something?

    You really need to rent; start off on the bigger boards and hopefully work your way on to the smaller ones. There's no point buying until you've had a bit of practice!

    Original Poster

    bigbob909;2576302

    try renting cos if u dont like it youve wasted allot of moneyand i dont … try renting cos if u dont like it youve wasted allot of moneyand i dont think those boards will be that good for a beginnerps surfing is great i do it in scotland and last time i was doing it at easter it was snowing



    They say that softboards are best to start with then move to fibreglass ones

    REDRANGER86;2576341

    have you looked in to relevent sixes of boards? doesnt your height … have you looked in to relevent sixes of boards? doesnt your height dictate how big the board should be or something?


    Yer it should be about a foot longer than you
    trouble05uk;2576343

    You really need to rent; start off on the bigger boards and hopefully … You really need to rent; start off on the bigger boards and hopefully work your way on to the smaller ones. There's no point buying until you've had a bit of practice!

    Im not buying it yet im gunna get down there and probs rent something to try it but id prefer to buy one and a wetsuit too - probs set me back £150

    So the ones above are pants for beginners?

    Beware of FINS, :whistling:

    Sorry to disapoint, but you wont get much surfing done around Bournemouth - It's the North Coast of Cornwall/Devon you should be looking at. I think if you spend that much on new clobber you're gonna be really disappointed as most of the the time there's no swell & if by chance you are lucky enough to find a decent day, you'll be joined by 1000 other holiday makers wanting to learn.
    This experiance could put you off for life!

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    Original Poster

    zacomono;2576670

    Sorry to disapoint, but you wont get much surfing done around Bournemouth … Sorry to disapoint, but you wont get much surfing done around Bournemouth - It's the North Coast of Cornwall/Devon you should be looking at. I think if you spend that much on new clobber you're gonna be really disappointed as most of the the time there's no swell & if by chance you are lucky enough to find a decent day, you'll be joined by 1000 other holiday makers wanting to learn.This experiance could put you off for life!



    Lol im not trying to catch huge waves just something to learn on and ive been there before and the waves arnt high but its a basis to learn

    and i learnt when i was on the isle of wight barely any waves and found it stil lfun
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