practice your push on the sand first (the standing up part), thats just what i see all the beginners at the beach doing when i go
Buy around an 8 foot fun board, a leash, and a rash guard. You can find a good used board to learn on for under $200 and rash guards are cheap and worth not having nipple rashes. Make sure you buy a thick board too because really helps. Defiantly do not get anything thinner than 2.5 inches. Learning to surf is frustrating but be persistent. Learn to turtle roll well, because nothing is more frustrating then getting stuck inside and taking an hour to get out to the line up (learn to duck dive once you get a smaller board). Spend time before you go out in the water to look at the break for a while. It is important to know where the waves are breaking best and the flow of the sets. If you are by a computer then check out surfline before you go. It is always nice to know what conditions are like before you go out and it has a lot of southern California spots. Have fun and do not give up.
i mean it wouldn't be impossible, just not as fun. I sometimes take my shorty out for 3 ft waves but only if they are super clean and there is a nice off shore wind. But as I said, i would just get something bigger to start with anyway, get your pop and stance down, cause that obviously become much harder when you start to get on short boards
ay dont get a rubber board, everyone will laugh and make fun of you.. and theyr shite to surf on
depending on your size and weight get a 7"4 to 8 foot minimal
easy to lean on, but still capable of making proper turns and catching all kinds of waves..
Hey I agree with everyone else that if you are going to learn how to surf a big board is the way to go, but a few things to keep in mind... It’s going to be very hard to get an 8 foot board inside a bus if you have to rely on public transport.
If you already surfed on a big board and can stay on the face of the wave you can probably transition to a smaller board pretty quickly.
I think an epoxy board would be better than foam... They are harder to ding and are more floaty which will make it easier to catch waves.
And if I were learning to surf I wouldn’t start out with a new board... It’s just gonna get trashed till you know how to handle it.
Learn the rules...
and don’t buy an NSP