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Nine foot board, three foot wave.

by Larry_D._Smith on August 8, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


When I asked a pal the best way to learn to surf, he responded with these six words. With the right board and the right waves, he explained it will make getting the have of surfing much easier. Having a month in Costa Rica also helps. But you have to start somewhere.

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