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Old 03-26-2013, 05:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering, summer is very close... pshhhhhhhh jk (I'm in Russia), but seriously, is surfing anything like snowboarding... at all...
I tried skating, and it didn't work, so maybe surfing is where it's at.
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Theres no chairlift in surfing, you earn all your turns.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ive done it a few times on some smaller waves. It feels similar in a way yeah but you wont be able to maneuver as good as on a snowboard. After the hard part of getting up on the wave its all fun
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I surfed a bit in my younger days (also windsurfed quite a bit). I'd say powder days are the closest snowboarding gets to the feeling of surfing, but it's definitely a bit different not being strapped in and the boards being so much larger, plus the obvious different characteristics of liquid water vs. snow. I'd guess that if you love the feeling of powder float, you'll probably like surfing.
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I'd guess that if you love the feeling of powder float, you'll probably like surfing.
Ewww, who likes that...
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Just tried long boarding. Beautiful. But you spend most of your time waiting for the wave. Admitting you are good enough to ride it. Pow is WAY better IMHO
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Ewww, who likes that...
true, stupid powder days, ruining the park features!

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Just tried long boarding. Beautiful. But you spend most of your time waiting for the wave. Admitting you are good enough to ride it. Pow is WAY better IMHO
I mostly rode fun boards, but you bring up a good point, surfing most places requires patience (one of the reasons I gave it up). You can wait a long time for a decent wave, and then the ride is short.
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true, stupid powder days, ruining the park features!



I mostly rode fun boards, but you bring up a good point, surfing most places requires patience (one of the reasons I gave it up). You can wait a long time for a decent wave, and then the ride is short.
I'll give it another try in Costa Rica this summer.... Great workout. I have huge respect for surfers. But yes the ride looks short for the work it needs. I'm tempted by KiteSurfing instead. Seems more consistent in terms of time/fun
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Like I said, you earn all your turns, not unlike a BC tour where you may only get 1 or 2 descents a day.

To me it is completely satisfying but days with good waves are just like chasing pow days. Even where it is good, it can be flat for days on end. The lack of infrastructure and disney type distractions also make it in some ways so much better than snowboarding, however good spots can get jam packed full of kooks.
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just curious...

does anyone's stance 'naturally' fall into a duck? do you naturally, or forcefully mimic your riding stance?
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