It ain`t easy being steezy
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Hi Mike, welcome to the forum. There's some good boarding up in Vermont too, was just up there 2 weeks ago. I made the opposite transition, been boarding for about 14 years and just learned to surf 2 years ago. Once you get used to how different turning feels you should be fine.
Weezy, it depends what beach you're trying to surf and how good of a swimmer you really are. Standing on the board and riding a wave straight is easy. Paddling out, catching the wave at the right time, popping up to your feet, and turning to stay on the wave instead of the white water is the tricky part. I've only surfed at beaches along the Outer Banks, NC. They have a big sand bar and it's easy to get out past the break at low tide, I could walk out most of the way, perfect conditions for learning. At high tide with overhead waves, you better be a REALLY good swimmer, I thought I was but my arms were noodles after an hour or two.
Last edited by honeycomb; 03-20-2012 at 08:41 AM.