I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf

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I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf

Postby Chrisab » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:59 am

Hello!

I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf.

I've messed about on a foamie a few times and that's made me decide I want to learn how to surf :)

I'm in the process of loosing weight, I was 20 stone and I'm now 18 stone so I'm on the right path with weight loss but I'm a long way from where I should be.

I know you have to be fit to surf well but my question is can I learn to surf now or do I need to loose more weight before I can start to learn?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf

Postby Black » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:09 pm

You've tried surfing and you like it. If you keep going surfing it will give you a good incentive to keep losing the weight. It certainly helped me stop smoking. If you keep losing weight you will only get better, giving more impetus to keep on the upward journey. Get on it! And Good luck! :thumbleft:
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Re: I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf

Postby Chris F » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:54 am

Stick with the foamies for a bit if you are only getting in the water occasionally, once you get down to a better weight you can think about getting a board of your own?

Do some swimming (ideally) or some running (as an alternative) and do some conditioning exercises (sit ups, push ups) to get yourself in the best shape you can be before you hit the water. Any CV improvement, weight loss and strength improvement will count in your favour so you get the most out of your time in the water. Good luck.
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Re: I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf

Postby ATTMFKH » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:17 am

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Re: I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf

Postby Chrisab » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:59 am

Thanks for all the info!

I will continue with my weight loss and start learning at the same time then :)

I've been given a secondhand 9" Vision foam board, do you think this will be suitable for me of am I too heavy for it at them moment?

Thanks again!
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Re: I'm a fat 18 stone guy who wants to learn to surf

Postby Chris F » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:25 am

No idea how fat that foamie is, but should be fine.
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