Go for it! Can't really say I'm a surfer living in CO, but I surf every chance I get. Take a lesson to start off so they can help teach you how to get up, but once you have that down, it's pretty much like riding heavy, wet powder. Same thing with wakeboarding. Once you get up, the feeling is pretty natural. Though, I think surfing is more natural feeling as it takes some getting used to getting pulled by a boat and managing the rope while wakeboarding.
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