Surfers here? Need answer

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by muffinman, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. muffinman macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2005
    San Diego, California
    hey, i used to surf when I was in middle school, and now I'm a sophomore in high school, and I want to start again. I went out last week, and I forgot everything.

    I have a 6'10'' Realm surfboard that I'm borrowing (which I have to return soon), and a recently purchaced a 5'9'' surf prescriptions shortboard.

    Do you think it's possible for me to re-learn everything on a 5'9'' shortboard? I am 5'7'', 100 pounds, and I skate a lot.
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    Personal Preference

    I can't stand shortboards, too finicky, can't have as much fun with smaller waves... The best way I've ever heard it described is that using a shortboard is like having sex with a wave. Using a longboard is like making love to it.

    It's not a lot to "re-learn" but it'll feel different. Probably better to learn both styles anyway.

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