Anyone here surf?

I just started learning a month or so ago. So much harder than it looks!!

Yep. Just back from a surf trip. three weeks up the North Coast.
Look for small waves and get yourself a big foamy , if you are just starting out.
Also look for the south corners of most Sydney beaches. Not the open exposed sections of the beach. Surf schools are a good start.

I surf waves with my jet ski? 😏

I surf the net … Does that count .

Or do you mean crowd surfing, i aint that popular Yet

Nah …Ugg boots and Flannys for me
100% Westie !

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Yep. Just back from a surf trip. three weeks up the North Coast.
Look for small waves and get yourself a big foamy , if you are just starting out.
Also look for the south corners of most Sydney beaches. Not the open exposed sections of the beach. Surf schools are a good start.

Had a few lessons, got to where I could paddle on to a wave and ride it in on a foamie. Have got a mini mal now and have struggled since. I usually go to the southern end of dee why unless it’s really small. Where abouts you go?

Learning to read the surf is the first step….bodyboards are a good start. takes lots of practise before u get any good on a stand up board. Big boards are easier of course, but who wants to ride them?

I’m a long way off being any good. Just enjoying getting out and giving it a crack at the moment!

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Nah …Ugg boots and Flannys for me
100% Westie !

Ha ha. I’m about 50% Westie and the remainder wanker these days!

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Yep. Just back from a surf trip. three weeks up the North Coast.
Look for small waves and get yourself a big foamy , if you are just starting out.
Also look for the south corners of most Sydney beaches. Not the open exposed sections of the beach. Surf schools are a good start.

Had a few lessons, got to where I could paddle on to a wave and ride it in on a foamie. Have got a mini mal now and have struggled since. I usually go to the southern end of dee why unless it’s really small. Where abouts you go?

I normally surf at Queenscliff cause it’s closets to home (about a km away) and is generally less crowded.
Surfing is very hard, there is so much to do at the one time. Your trying to stand up on something that’s moving (the board) onto something that also moving (the water).Good surfers (which I’m not) make it look easy. Try and make it has easy on yourself as possible because when it goes wrong it can go really wrong. Small waves and a big board can be heaps of fun.
Dee Why South end or South end of Manly is pretty good for beginners, also Palmy. One spot no one goes to much is the South end of Warriewood. The surf has been nice and smooth the last few weeks but it’s just picking up and getting bigger now for a couple of days.
Keep it up. If the mini mal isn’t working for you just buy yourself a cheap big soft board mal. They are the easiest and you can have heaps of fun on them.

Bodyboarded for about 25 years, haven’t been out for a surf for about 3 years or thereabouts. Really miss it. The spate of fatal shark attacks over here in WA really started to get you 2nd-guessing a few years ago it was getting beyond a joke.
Surfing is hands-down the best fun you can have IMO. Good for the soul and it gives you so many great memories for when you get old and decrepit!
Stick with it chickenkebabs, you definitely won’t regret it mate. Enjoy!

Country surfer here, can’t deal with city beaches at all anymore. I live in Tommy’s old town and occasionally get down the South Coast for a surf when I can, though weather now has me off from down there till November or so - might head to North Coast or Gold Coast for a week or so in May

Going to stick at it for sure, very frustrating at times but loving it! The annoying part is the crowds!! The surf can be 2ft with only a small part of the beach decent and there are 40 people out!

Over 40 years of surfing behind me, it’s not getting any easier every year, but still enjoying it but not the crowds.

The design and materials in the short boards are making them easier to surf. The Hayden Shapes boards have super buoyant foam that makes it easier/quicker, to get up to your feet.
P.s. I’d better change my avatar, as Woods will most likely be gone tomorrow.

Crowds can be annoying on point breaks, where you have to be in the right spot to get a wave. On beach breaks, I don’t find crowds too bad because the wave can pop up in many different spots.

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