Another Newbie in this forum

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Another Newbie in this forum

Postby emilyrose9 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:43 pm

Hey everyone,
Can anyone tell me where are some good places for surfing ?
Thanks & Regards,
Emily Rose
IT Analyst
Sagenext Infotech LLC
Web: http://www.thesagenext.com/
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Re: Another Newbie in this forum

Postby Craig Goudie » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:25 am

Hi Emily,
It might help us if you were a little more explicit.
Tell us a little about yourself. First of all are you
a Kite Surfer, or a Windsurfer. Then describe your abilities.

Until we can recommend more intelligently ,
Let me recommend the "local sites" tab above in the main header.
That might get you started.

-Craig

emilyrose9 wrote:Hey everyone,
Can anyone tell me where are some good places for surfing ?
Craig Goudie
Sailing the high desert lakes of Utah on my:
150 Sumo, 8'6"RRD TT, 8'2"Cross M
with Sailworks/Naish Sails

Sailing the Gorge on my:
9'1"RRD Freeride, 7'9" Open Ocean Slasher, 8'0"Hitech
with Northwave Sails
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Re: Another Newbie in this forum

Postby emilyrose9 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:28 am

Hey Craig,
Am not a professional surfer but i wish to be. I love Windsurfing but the problem is am not perfect in this even not soo good.
That's why I want you to suggest me the same.
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Re: Another Newbie in this forum

Postby Craig Goudie » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:03 am

Hi Emily,

Let me try this a different way. You are a Windsurfer, and you would like to turn Pro?
Here are a few questions for you.

While windsurfing have you:

planed off?
used a harness?
used footstraps?
waterstarted?
jumped?
planed through a jibe?
looped?
ridden waves?

What kind of gear (boards and sails) do you currently have?

George Ward (a local) has a daughter (Tiffany Ward) who is a professional, so he probably has some insight
on turning professional.
Josh Shirley (Western US Starboard Rep) also lives here, and might have some insight.

You could try PMing either or both of them and see if they respond.

If you're just looking to find out about launches, probably the easiest and safest launch in the Area is
Lincoln Beach on the South end of Utah lake with a typical North wind. It is shallow for a long way out, and the wind blows you
back onto the beach. It is mostly a Kite Boarder area however, so if you're looking for Windsurfing company,
your best bet locally is probably to head up to DeerCreek on a late May Thermal (watch for a good 7.5
day in the forecast). Wind here can be challenging, since "mountain" lake wind can be quite gusty.
Again I'd recommend localsites.php. It's old but still accurate,
except for Rush lake which is dry currently. Read through that to get some idea of where to go and
what conditions are like there.

There is a pretty serious contingent of Utah WIndsurfers who spend most of their sailing time in the
Columbia River Gorge. Depending on how advanced you currently are (see the questions above),
you might want to join us up there for some excitement. If this seems like something you're
interested in PM me when you might be availble this summer to join us. I know most of the schedules.

If you have more direct questions get back to me here and I'll try and answer them.

-Craig


emilyrose9 wrote:Hey Craig,
Am not a professional surfer but i wish to be. I love Windsurfing but the problem is am not perfect in this even not soo good.
That's why I want you to suggest me the same.
Craig Goudie
Sailing the high desert lakes of Utah on my:
150 Sumo, 8'6"RRD TT, 8'2"Cross M
with Sailworks/Naish Sails

Sailing the Gorge on my:
9'1"RRD Freeride, 7'9" Open Ocean Slasher, 8'0"Hitech
with Northwave Sails
User avatar
Craig Goudie
 
Posts: 3311
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:53 am
Location: Most Likely--Doug's Beach

Re: Another Newbie in this forum

Postby emilyrose9 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:23 am

Thanks Craig,
All things you provided is really helpful for me. And am sure that this will help me to became a good surfer. Stay in contact.
Thanks & Regards,
Emily Rose
IT Analyst
Sagenext Infotech LLC
Web: http://www.thesagenext.com/
emilyrose9
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:38 pm
Location: Augusta


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