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Surfing Lessons Near Bangkok

I just had my first surfing lesson and it was a lot of fun. I'll be in Bangkok and Pattaya later this week, but somehow I can't find any surf schools. Can the hive recommend and schools or teachers in that area?
posted by jander03 on Oct 23, 2016 - 2 answers

Learning to surf near Puerto Vallarta, MX

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]
posted by hackwolf on Nov 4, 2015 - 1 answer

My phone takes me.....

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.
posted by Kalmya on Sep 26, 2015 - 31 answers

Good books about surfing? (not how-to books)

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?
posted by mark7570 on Jun 22, 2015 - 14 answers

Can I learn to surf on a shorter board?

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]
posted by lollusc on Feb 15, 2015 - 7 answers

Does sand suspended in big waves affect surfers at all?

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]
posted by barchan on Aug 11, 2014 - 8 answers

What are some fun things to do in Los Cabos that I won't read in Fodor's

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?
posted by Clementines4ever on Oct 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Where is there surfing near an all inclusive resort with a calm beach?

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]
posted by Kololo on Aug 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Very Specific Travel Filter: Caves and Surfing in Basqueland

Looking for recommendations for going surfing and seeing caves in Basque Country-- Details inside! [more inside]
posted by shaka_lulu on Jul 3, 2013 - 2 answers

Icky karma germs in the ocean?

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]
posted by remlapm on May 10, 2013 - 24 answers

Surfin' Bird

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]
posted by stevedawg on Jan 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Need Surfing Variations of the Word "Portal"

Is there a surfing/skateboard derivative of the term "portal" [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Nov 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Tips for surfing in Normandy, France

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?
posted by ar0n on Sep 2, 2012 - 2 answers

How do surfers stay alive in big water?

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]
posted by Kololo on Jul 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Southwest Spirit Magazine Surfing Article

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]
posted by holympus on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

What song is featured in this surfing video?

What song is featured in this surfing video? [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Jun 3, 2012 - 2 answers

I have this vision of a specific surfing vacation in my mind.

I have this vision of a specific surfing vacation in my mind. Help me make it a reality? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on May 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Surf before you crawl?

Learning to surf with a lousy front crawl? [more inside]
posted by veryape on Apr 18, 2012 - 5 answers

East Coaster Looking For A Surfboard Shaper

Can anyone recommend a really good surfboard shaper on the East Coast? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Dec 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Where Should I Go for an Surf Vacation in December?

Where Should I Go for an Surf Vacation in December? [more inside]
posted by riz1 on Nov 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Are the beaches closed off to spectators for the Hurley Pro?

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]
posted by millions of peaches on Sep 15, 2011 - 7 answers

I vant to surf your break.

Help me find a surfing video which featured Dracula. [more inside]
posted by notion on Jul 17, 2011 - 4 answers

So I'm gonna surf. What do I need to know?

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...
posted by handee on Jun 20, 2011 - 21 answers

How do I protect my PC while surfing the net?

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]
posted by 14580 on Jun 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Are there any places offering surfing lessons around Maryland in April?

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.
posted by PlayWithFire on Apr 8, 2011 - 1 answer

What magazine is this?

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]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Apr 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Where to go in Indonesia or Malaysia

Java vs. Bali vs. elsewhere for 3 days in Feb after Singapore? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Jan 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Mazanillo, Costa Rica?

Whats the vibe like in Manzanillo, Costa Rica (Nicoya)? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me scour the Internet for goodness.

How do I get out of the habit of reading the same websites day in and day out? I need a strategy. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Everybody's learning how

I need help finding a fall surfing beach in my NJ area. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Sep 23, 2010 - 3 answers

They sold out the blonde one, this is you with a tan.

[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.
posted by jstarlee on Aug 5, 2010 - 2 answers

What websites am I missing?

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?
posted by cherrybounce on Jul 5, 2010 - 37 answers

Help me find more ways to be unproductive

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]
posted by Admira on Jun 12, 2010 - 8 answers

I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection?

I need a piece of software that will disable my internet connection? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

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]
posted by sninctown on May 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Making the Web Seem Like...A Web

Is there a bookmark organizer that works like a mindmap tool? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Mar 28, 2010 - 2 answers

Las Canarias in two weeks! What to do? Where to go?

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]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Mar 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Surf/skate book recommendations?

Are there any great books about surfing or skateboarding?
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on Oct 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me track where I spend my surfing time

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]
posted by Solomon on Aug 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Surf's Up?

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?
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 15, 2009 - 6 answers

West Maui December Surfing

West Maui (Kaanapali beach) in late December. Is the surf going to be appropriate for a beginner? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Do I spend too much time online at work?

How much time do you spend online at work? Am I spending too much time online? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2009 - 29 answers

Surf lessons in LA

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]
posted by insectosaurus on May 26, 2009 - 1 answer

East Coast Surfing

Where is the best place to learn how to surf on the east coast? [more inside]
posted by gonadostat on May 24, 2009 - 4 answers

surfer-filter: First timer looking for noob advice and tips

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]
posted by brenton on May 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me fall in love with the Internet again

I have reached the end of the Internet. Well, my Internet, anyway. Please recommend some sites that will refresh my surfing experience. [more inside]
posted by cloudsandstars on Apr 26, 2009 - 37 answers

How to surf anonymously?

Are there any sources via programs, web browsers, firefox add-ons, or web services that allow someone to truly surf anonymously? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Apr 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Fly fishing in South East Asia

South-East-Asia-Fly-Fishing-Filter: Any recommendations for beach resorts in South East Asia that offer guided saltwater fly fishing? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Feb 16, 2009 - 1 answer

DIY Secure VPN/SSH connection?

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]
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 3, 2009 - 11 answers

ID this surfboard?

I'm looking for the provenance of this old, mid-size ("fun shape") Gordon & Smith surfboard. [more inside]
posted by MaudB on Sep 16, 2008 - 4 answers

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