View Full Version : LA surf haole questions
12-17-2004, 11:33 AM
Ok, so I have to be in LA for Christmas or my family is going to kill me. Upon reviewing the weather forcast for the winter regions of the state, I think it will be colder in LA. :D So I'm thinking of going down early and doing some surfing. Since I'm a complete JONG, I have some questions.
Where's a good beginner break?
Where can I rent a board (especially one for a fat ass that's 6'1" 230)?
Will I need a wetsuit?
I do have a rashguard, so I'm not completely unprepared. Just mostly.
12-17-2004, 12:55 PM
MB has been pretty kind to my gaper ass. Lineups can get a little crowded, but they're chill. You will want a wetsuit (if I don't buy a board for xmas, you can borrow mine. Don't pee in it.) I have no idea where there's a good place to rent a real (nonfoam) board.
12-17-2004, 02:33 PM
sunset (kook korner) is nice for beginners, you can wreck your board and nobody will care.
give me a call when you're headed out.
12-21-2004, 05:32 PM
Defintely need a wetsuit.
I would 2nd the Sunset recomendation. Mellow waves and crowd that are a lot easier for beginners than MB.
I know people have rented both, just don't know where. They just opened up the yellow pages and started calling surf shops. Good luck.
12-22-2004, 01:37 AM
Thanks for the advice, guys. I won't have time this week. But if Tahoe is still warm next week and I can find a cheap wetsuit, I'll go catch some ripples.
12-22-2004, 12:58 PM
FArty- gimme a holler. I may be down there if this storm rains like the last one.
Generally MB is pretty mellow and very unlocalized. Porto up a couple of blocks is a shitfight with multiple drop-ins as the norm.
I have an old board that Clack used stored at my old place. It's like a 7'6" 1970s antique. No wetties though...you'll have to brave the 55 degree water and watch your weewee shrivel to the size of a raisin.
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