FlowRider

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FlowRider

Postby hollye119 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:04 pm

So I've just come back off a cruise with Royal Caribbean http://www.cruise.co.uk/cruise-lines/royal-caribbean-cruises/ and on board I went on the FlowRider. It was so good and I really want to take up surfing, but I dont know anywhere I can go.
I live in Birmingham (England) can someone please tell me the best places to go surfing?
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Re: FlowRider

Postby insideout » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:04 pm

You're not going to find anywhere to surf in Birmingham, your best bets are to head south down to Devon. You then have the choice of North Devon/South Devon or Cornwall, i'd suggest taking a few lessons if you are just starting out just to be safe and learn the basics.
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Re: FlowRider

Postby thechimp » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:21 pm

No surf in Devon mate, check out the North East real nice lefthanders......
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Re: FlowRider

Postby ATTMFKH » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:29 pm

not 100% sure about the geography in Englandshire but I reckon the Severn Bore is your nearest wave
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Re: FlowRider

Postby piershampson » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:47 pm

There is a place in Castleford an another in bedford which have flowriders like the one on the ships. www.flowhouse.co.uk
Hope that helps
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Re: FlowRider

Postby SST » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:23 pm

I'd say getting some lessons at a gentle beach in south wales or North Devon would be your best bet.

I can definitely recommend http://www.walkingonwaves.co.uk/ who even managed to get my 55 year old overweight mum surfing! They're based around saunton which would be a good place to start, and include all the wetsuits/boards etc.

Hope that helps!
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Re: FlowRider

Postby bigfeller » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:42 am

ATTMFKH wrote:not 100% sure about the geography in Englandshire but I reckon the Severn Bore is your nearest wave


Yeh, The bore is the nearest, but as it only breaks once a year, it's always rammed, always tiny, and it stinks there doesn't seem to be much point :-D

Other than that, Gower Peninsula, Porthcawl, North Devon. Any of those will do you.

Mid Wales is nearer as the crow flies but is less consistent and it takes longer to get there.
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Re: FlowRider

Postby Chris F » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:47 am

Stupid of the crow to go there then.

Are crows know for flying in a straight line anyway? Something I've always wondered about.
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Re: FlowRider

Postby bigfeller » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:55 pm

Oddly enough I've never actually followed a crow's flight. I suspect it would only lead a straight path to the nearest dead squirrel anyway.
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Re: FlowRider

Postby jesster » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:12 am

Fly to Newquay, easy!
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