I've got a week to myself in Mexico, starting in mid-December. I want to really learn how to surf, and maybe do some diving or snorkeling too. I don't have a very big budget, and I'm flying home out of Puerto Vallarta, but starting the trip in Guadalajara. I'm looking for recommendations on hostels, surf schools, and other things to do in the PV area. [more inside]
You are wasting five minutes on your phone....where do you go? Assume metafilter has already been surfed. As have PhD comics. Please let me know where you're going. Bonus points for suggestions about what's for dinner, women's fashion, science new, and grad students (ifls and PhD comic like finds). I'm betting you're surfing some great sites metafilter.
A friend of mine is interested in books on surfing - like memoirs of surfers, or fiction that involves surfing. He's interested in "a good read," not a how-to manual. Can you name any good books about - or involving - surfing that would make a good read?
I took a few surfing lessons, using a 9 ft foamboard. I'd now like to buy a secondhand board to practise with. My instructor said to get a foamboard, nothing shorter than 8 ft 6. But all I can find on ebay secondhand is shorter boards, around 6 ft in length. (Some are sold as "funboards" or "fish" style, which I believe some people manage to learn on). Would I find one of those too frustrating? [more inside]
Calling moderate to biggish wave surfers: Every time I watch a surfing video, I always notice the amount of sand suspended in the water column - aka at 1:11 of this video. I know there's a lot of other things going on for a surfer to think about, but I've always wondered if surfers feel or notice sand grains in any way. [more inside]
I am travelling to Los Cabos via San Diego this winter and am planning to stay for just over a week. Apart from the obligatory surfing, whale watching, snorkelling, and cuisine, what are some things I can do in that general vicinity that I won't find in a guidebook (including La Paz for a day or two)? What did you enjoy the most?
Where in the Caribbean or Mexico can I take surf lessons, while staying at a nearby all inclusive resort that has a good beach for swimming? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for going surfing and seeing caves in Basque Country-- Details inside! [more inside]
Yesterday the body of a surfer was found naked and nibbled by sharks at my daily surf spot. While surfing today in the exact vicinity I couldn't shake the feeling parts of his body, both physically and meta-physically were still 'there'. Have one science and one karma question about this: [more inside]
Real novice surfer, caught the bug last summer, but landlocked in London UK most of the time. In what ways can I train to make myself fitter for the times when I do actually get to the waves? Basically I'm looking for methods by which to become a better surfer without actually surfing. [more inside]
Is there a surfing/skateboard derivative of the term "portal" [more inside]
I'd like to go surfing in next weekend in Normandy, France. Haven't pinned down a specific location yet. Any recommendations on where to go, where to stay and where (if possible) to rent a board?
I've always wanted to know: As a surfer, what happens after the giant humongous wave you're surfing crashes over you? How do you not drown? I'm mesmerized by amazing surf videos like this and this, but the camera obviously can't film what's happening inside the wave/under the water, and the edits never show how or where the surfer (and their board) come back up. [more inside]
I once read an amazing article in Southwest's Spirit Magazine about a guy who takes businessmen surfing in southern California, often resulting in the businessmen quitting their jobs to become surf bums. Can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
What song is featured in this surfing video? [more inside]
I have this vision of a specific surfing vacation in my mind. Help me make it a reality? [more inside]
Learning to surf with a lousy front crawl? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a really good surfboard shaper on the East Coast? [more inside]
Where Should I Go for an Surf Vacation in December? [more inside]
The ASP World Tour/Hurley Pro is going to be at San Onofre State Beach over the next week. Are the heats closed to public spectators? [more inside]
Help me find a surfing video which featured Dracula. [more inside]
I want to take up surfing. I live by the sea (for the first time in my life) and I used to skateboard as a teenager, so it seems a good choice of hobby for a fat woman approaching the mid-life crisis and wanting both fun and exercise. What do I need to know? Can I just get a cheap 2ndhand board and a massive wetsuit and go for it? Or should I take lessons? What sort of board should a starter surfer get? Tell me all about the fun of riding the waves...
Please tell what I can do to be safer while surfing the Internet. I barely escaped a virus I got while surfing with the latest version of Firefox on a completely updated and patched Windows XP machine. [more inside]
Are there any places offering surfing lessons around Maryland in April? I just booked a trip to Hawaii, and would love to take a lesson or two before I head out there.
A few days ago, I saw online what seemed to be some kind of "high-end" fashion/athletics/etc., with a slant on surfing. I have googled to the negatory. [more inside]
Java vs. Bali vs. elsewhere for 3 days in Feb after Singapore? [more inside]
Whats the vibe like in Manzanillo, Costa Rica (Nicoya)? [more inside]
How do I get out of the habit of reading the same websites day in and day out? I need a strategy. [more inside]
I need help finding a fall surfing beach in my NJ area. [more inside]
[GiftFilter] A good friend of mine is from Hawaii and I'd like to buy something for her birthday. It should have 1) A blonde girl 2) surfing related (preferable). or beach-related.
What fascinating websites am I missing? I regularly check out salon.com, slate, nytimes, huffingtonpost, reddit, jezebel, & of course metafilter. What websites do you check in on regularly?
Is there an easy way to easily start browsing a web site on my laptop, then pick up my phone and continue surfing the same site (and vica versa)? [more inside]
I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection? [more inside]
SurfingNewbieFilter: Where/how should I spend one week learning to surf somewhere on the East (US) coast?
Surfing Newb Filter: I want to spend a week learning to surf, sometime this month, somewhere on the US East Coast. Where/How? [more inside]
Is there a bookmark organizer that works like a mindmap tool? [more inside]
Myself and two friends are going to Las Canarias for the week before easter. We're flying into/out of La Palma, but we're interested in catching a ferry to other islands if there's cool stuff to do there. We're looking for recommendations for cool preferably cheapish things to do, places to eat, places to see, etc. [more inside]
Are there any great books about surfing or skateboarding?
I'm looking for a Firefox extension (compatible with 3.5) that will show me how much time I spend on a given website per day/week. [more inside]
I'm going to be surfing on my next vacation and I want to get a jump on practicing. Where can I buy one of those inexpensive mass-produced beginner soft foamy boards in Canada, and worse-case scenario and there are no spots with waves that I can find where I live on Georgian Bay, is it possible to practice popping up just paddling out on the water or do you need to be propelled by a wave for that to work?
West Maui (Kaanapali beach) in late December. Is the surf going to be appropriate for a beginner? [more inside]
How much time do you spend online at work? Am I spending too much time online? [more inside]
LA filter: I want to learn to surf this summer. Where can I find reasonably priced, good quality lessons? Should I opt for group or semiprivate lessons? [more inside]
Where is the best place to learn how to surf on the east coast? [more inside]
surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips. My complete surfing history: Two years ago, a friend took me surfing and on the first try I rode a wave until it ended. Then I got out of the water. [more inside]
I have reached the end of the Internet. Well, my Internet, anyway. Please recommend some sites that will refresh my surfing experience. [more inside]
Are there any sources via programs, web browsers, firefox add-ons, or web services that allow someone to truly surf anonymously? [more inside]
South-East-Asia-Fly-Fishing-Filter: Any recommendations for beach resorts in South East Asia that offer guided saltwater fly fishing? [more inside]
I've been unsuccessful in getting an old pc up and running with Ubuntu or some other *nix OS. I am wondering. Is it possible to use VPN or ssh from my computer to my Dreamhost account to create a secure tunnel to their servers into to the internet? I'm using 0.00 gb on my account for bandwidth. Sound doable? [more inside]
I'm looking for the provenance of this old, mid-size ("fun shape") Gordon & Smith surfboard. [more inside]
A while ago I asked about getting help for an acquaintance who had experienced Surfer's Mylopathy. I would like to get your thoughts on how to keep track of the Surfer’s Mylopathy injuries. Since Peter’s story has hit the Internet the family is being contacted by many more SM victims. The 20 or so cases that they were told about by doctors appears to be significantly higher. When other victims contact them they want to be able to keep track of their progress. Is there an online database application that victims could enter their info into? [more inside]
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