C'mon... introduce yerself

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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Pariahwithoupeer » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:24 pm


Used to skate a little, body boarded as a kid...but long had the urge to surf. Now it's deep. Am based in NW Scotland and am looking for a teacher or guide to take me through the ropes. MSW has been informative so far and hope the tone here is a standard for the community in the UK.
"If I am wrong, I don't want to be right"
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby dean71 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:18 pm

hello people,i'm dean and living in north cornwall,i have surfed on and mostly off for the last couple of years but this year i have really got into it and try and go in most nights
i have been using a softboard since i started but that has now fallen apart, so then i bought a 7'10 nsp mini mal from my local shop (the pit,st.merryn),its an ex hire board so abit beaten up but good and easier to learn on.
i'm hoping to get in a lot more and maybe through the winter :shock: so i have ordered a take off 8' mini mal which will be my board for a while :twisted:

i mostly go in at harlyn or maybe polzeath if i'm desperate :wink:

might see some of you in the water somewhere
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Billythefish2 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:08 pm

brace yerselves - eyeball's gone 2 shit so more of us devern folk tellin u bout ourselves soon :lol:

it ain't gonna be pretty! :arrow:
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby captainfreedom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:26 pm

I just a newbie surfer. I live in Spain and surf mainly in Asturias.
This website is amazing, but just wonder why there are so many beaches missing (especially in Astruias).
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby hardy » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:25 pm

Ey up, im hardy 29 from leeds, been surfing 6 months and just stepped down to a 6'8. im surfing cayton bay as much as possible but usually having a knightmare. ive only been on here a couple of days. Any advise is welcome............ Oohh, im straight
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Black » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:43 pm

^^^ kiss me Hardy.
Never growing old together...
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Werwulf1919 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:33 am

hardy wrote:Ey up, im hardy 29 from leeds, been surfing 6 months and just stepped down to a 6'8. im surfing cayton bay as much as possible but usually having a knightmare. ive only been on here a couple of days. Any advise is welcome............ Oohh, im straight

Sounds like you stepped down to a smaller board too quick and go surf saltburn instead of Cayton...its a more forgiving wave and you wont get get in the way as much kook...ha ha ha.... :wink:
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Chris F » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:59 am

captainfreedom wrote:Hi,
This website is amazing, but just wonder why there are so many beaches missing (especially in Astruias).

Don't complain. The less that is known the better.
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby skasteppa » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:52 pm

Hey everyone,
Im Chris im a graffiti artist based in Stoke on Trent- i run an arts company working with naughty kids whove been in the slammer! :roll:
Im learning after coming back from a mint surf break in tenerife and am looking to get out in the UK as much as possible over weekends. If anyones living in Staffordshire or the Midlands and wants to cut their petrol costs im always up for it- as long as you dont mind beginner friendly spots and my strange Wolverhampton accent!
PS oh if anyones interested heres my arts website :
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Kamikaze » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:15 pm

Another Ska fan by any chance


One half of my family comes from stoke, they used to work in the potteries, that should give an indication as to how long ago that was! Never been myself though.
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Vincey88 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:13 pm


i;m 22 and from sunny?? Cornwall. Surf the north coast, mainly Godrevy/Gwithian, only been surfing for a few months but love it, been in pretty much every day and spend most of my time at work thinking about it or checking the surf reports. Looking to go on a surf trip late Sept to Hossegor in France.
Currently riding a 7ft Mini mal, still learning!

Any questions just ask . Feel free to email me or add me to MSN as well

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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby skasteppa » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:59 am

Yeh big ska fan, early stuff and 2tone- Punk and ska promoter back in the day before graffiti took hold:))
Stokes a strange place isnt it, needs a surfable beach to chill the lunatics out!
Big thanks to Magic Seaweed by the way- i just came back from a great trip with people i met on the forum and its info has been wicked, cheers!
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby MelonBalls » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:20 pm

Alrighty guys!

Name's MelonBalls, I'm from the northwest of Ireland (Donegal to be precise). I got a couple of lessons around a 10 months ago on a big ol' cheeseboard and since then I've had the zombie gaze for the waves.

Bought an 8ft epoxy mini mal six months ago, riding the line on the 3-4footers. Trying to work on my left hand turns/waves and just spending as much time as I can in the water. Also trying to build up my stamina/endurance for paddling cause I find I'm usually pretty wrecked with regards to paddling if I'm going out for a second session of the day.

I thought I'd join this forum cause it's always good to have a wide array of experienced folk to pester with my petty quibs!!

I'm eager to progress but I'm going to give it another wee while till I get a second board, which I'll probably get shaped locally.

Keep her lit!!!
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby birch57 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:47 pm

Hey All,

Im lewis, have been surfing for about 3 years just not consistant enough so probs still class myself as a beginer. Just had an awesome couple of days surfing on the south coast, the surf has been pretty crap but just love being in the water sat around for like 2 hours yesterday just to catch the one riderable wave but still loved it and thats what it's all about!! yeah! live nr wycombe so if any other surfers round there give me a shout as the misses seems to be losing interest in surfing quickly and my surf days may be numbered :?
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby untwisted » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:20 pm


My name is Brian, I'm 25 years old and moved to Santa Cruz, California, USA last year for graduate school. I figured that if I didn't learn to surf while I was here I'd be doing myself a terrible injustice, so when I finally had the funds to afford the equipment I decided to take a lesson and see if I liked it. My first lesson was about a week ago, and immediately after the lesson I bought myself a wetsuit and Verner 7'8" hybrid board :D. Now I find myself checking the surf report multiple times a day (checking the cams to see if any waves are in), and hoping that tomorrow will bring better conditions (its been terribly flat here for the past week or two, and conditions don't appear to be getting better in the immediate future).

Looking forward to the day that I can really appreciate the breaks around here (they're world class I hear), and always looking for people to paddle out with (so if you're in the area, or even visiting drop me a line).

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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby Grrr42 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:52 pm


I'm Amy, living in bristol and been surfing for a year now. AM LOVING IT!!!! Normally head down to Saunton/Puts every weekend.
Am going to move to North Devon as soon as possible but finiding a place to live down there that isn't in Barnstaple or Ilfracombe is proving problematic! Ideally I want to live in Braunton. Anyone wanna house share?
Am using an old 80's 6ft 6 board that a friend of mine very kindly gave to me, it's been a steep learning curve and I kinda feel that I'm stuck at a certain level and could use a few lessons to get any better.
I've had dreams about catching my first barrel, it will happen one day! I need to move so I can get in the water every day! Surfing has kinda taken over my life, I think my mates are sick of me talking about nothing else, so hear I am 8)
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby StevenSickBoy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:21 pm

Alright,im Steve,im from Co.Kerry,Ireland.Been surfing for the last 3 years an fucking lovin it.Kerrys a brilliant spot for the ol surf an most of the beaches are all like,less then an hours drive away.
I excell at the longboard(9,4) but have recently made the transition to a shortboard(6,4 Fish).With no doubt, its tough to get used to but im getting better an better every time i head out,an by God, is it fast when you catch em.
So ya thats bout it i suppose,sexual preference=women,and smurfs.
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby funkydbmtb » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Hi all

Just joined the forum, returning surfer, been playing with land based sports of late.

Currently seem to be surfing north Devon especially Saunton or westward ho!

Riding a 7ft2 tunnel vision semi gun (bit of a handful for me)

Really enjoying being back on the board and have posted a few threads recently so feel free to impart your advice

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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby midnightwolf » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:08 pm

Hey, im new to this board so thought id introduce my self.
20year old female living in south England. been bodyboarding for as long as i can remember but recently got into surfing (since last summer). Managed to get out all of 3 times, but so nearly got standing last time... so nearly its annoying. Dont get to go much as i have one friend who surfs and im a bit social phobic so cant go by myself :( and the waves here have sucked when i could have gone (and my friend refuses to go if the report says anything less and 3-4ft)
I have a 7'2" minimal. Would like to meet more people into surfing, and chat to people about it. i havent had the chance to surf much but i already love it :-D
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby mal-nourished » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:46 pm

pm in your inbox wolfie... 8)
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby lefty » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:35 pm

ez all :)

ive been keeping an eye on the sales section for a retro fish and thought id come say a hi in case anything pops up, get the post count rollin'.

i started surfing in 1991, have surfed devon / cornwall, france, spain & the east coast australia ( various breaks in all countries )

as well as surfing, i love b0obs, music & beer

nice one
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby chris3948 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:41 pm

hi, thought it was about time i posted something,my names chris,i live in stanford le hope essex. i started surfing this year back in aprill,believe it or not i saw that justin lee collins program bout him learning to surf and thought if he can do it then so can i.had four surf lessons down in croyde bay with my 13 year old son, and am loving it,should have done it ages ago.am totally hooked,i think im a bit more enthusiastic about it than him , go about twice a month,only croyde,woolacombe so far, if i leave essex at 4.30 in the morning i can be down there by nine on a good run,and straight in the water,my vans taking a hammering but its worth it!! might sound crazy but spend most of my time thinking bout it,checking surf reports,surf cam' etc.luckliy got an understanding partner. think im woffling now so any surfers london,essex,etc wanna give us a shout when next heading down maybe we could meet up,remember am still a novice and any pointers welcome. cheers all...chris
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby thomas_rj » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:04 pm

Hi - I am Thomas, about 38 years old and Norwegian. I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and figured out I should learn to surf since skiing conditions are kind of marginal here. I am a really bad surfer but love it anyway. I am a geologist, specialised in sediments by training and enjoy and awesome master in theory/poor in practice ratio when it comes to beach breaks and shifting sands - it just doesnt help anything at all :-D
I currently own 2 longboards (one that challenges me and one that gives me confidence) and a fat old fish that I almost never use except when I go surfing in my garden.
RJ is an awesome place to live and work. In the weekends I am usually found gasping for air off some of the zona oeste beaches, if I am not sitting at the sand grumbling about the waves being just too much work to paddle out in or to scary if they throw me over the falls. Macumba is my favourite place, if the waves are there and the crowd is gone. Since that does not ususally happen I either stay there anyway, Maracana de surfe is still Maracana and that means spectacular after all(cost so far, 2 pierced boards, one cut wetsuit and a few bruises and minor cuts on my body as well). Days of lesser craziness I drive to some other beach, I have my favourites ;-)
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby sunsetseeker » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:08 pm

sunsetseeker checking in...... used msw for surf reports for a few years thought about time i officially joined up!! been surfing that long in the days when you
turned up on a wing and a prayer and no idea what the conditions were like!!! surfed everything from guns/thrusters/ have a 6"8 easy rider single fin my trusty mal and a 9"8 blacker for when i want a cruise down at saunton -have hit the big 40 this year still feel stoked at 40 same as 20(didnt touch the water for 6yrs played high standard of football -too many injuries etc worst 6yrs ever -now a midland frustrated 200mile away surfer(lived in newquay 2yrs) travelled all over looking for perfect waves and sunsets -hard to find both!!!
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby jiggie » Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:09 pm

Just thought i would say hi and introduce me !!

Just getting back into surfing after a load of time off .. about 10 Years .. Riding a 8ft Minimal and loving it again ( I knew i should have been a pro Surfer :lol: ) mainly heading to the south coast Every weekend ( Bantham ) due to me living in paignton but also looking to get to the north coast a bit more .. any one around and fancy a dip give me a shout always better surfing in numbers ..... Peace and love ta ya all

Clean waves means Clear Head ... Smiles for Miles ... :mrgreen:
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby stevieG » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:29 pm

Ye man !! only bin surfin since march this year. Went Sri Lanca a few year ago to my dads guest house and attempted to surf at welligamma but didnt have a chance as the only boards they had to hire were left over ones after the tsunami. They were short and knackered. Couldnt stand up at all.

Doin alright now though progressed from hire boards to NSP 7"10 and now on a Bunty 7"5 and i am lovin it. I can stand up no probs and can turn a bit. i am now on green waves but still a way to go to be up there with the rest.

Did my cruishia ligament at Constantine Bank Holiday August and just recently, i think sunday just gone did my eardrum. Only a small hole in drum but still deaf in 1 ear for a bit. Doc said to stay out of the surf for 2 week but just had to go Harlyn yesterday. Made sure my ear was water tight bought a hood to so earplugs and bluetac didnt come out.

Love snowboardin aswell goin at end of jan 2010, gonna be 14 of us so will be epic. If anyone got a surf shop or hotel near to any of the beaches, i do cctv, etc so if anyone has ever thought about decent surf cams like Harlyns ( which is the best there is) give us a shout !!! Harlyns cam is great but the others arnt the best and also watergate hasnt been on for ages ???

And yeh dean will keep an eye out for yor NSP 7"10 in the water mite see ya at polzeath, harlyn .
Wot colour yer board ??

laterz ste
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby shortybmx » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:51 pm

Hi, I am Pav currently living in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Full time musician (guitarist) with passion for board sports for as long as I can remember. I was quite good skater, and did some flatland BMX. Last year I started skimboarding which is super fun and that led me to surfing.
I've got:
Exile Carbon Skimboard (brown)
Paul Callahan 6'8 shortboard (white, beaten up and with three different fins - blue, black and red hahaha)

I can skim quite well but I went surfing only couple of times at Longsands. I have managed to pop up and ride for like 3 seconds :) and now just trying to improve.
Are there any skimboarders on MSW?

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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby conyoman » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:19 pm

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum so thought I'd do this bit!

I've been surfing for about 7 years on and off. Only really got in to it over the last 3 or so years (although my ability would suggest a few weeks!). I'm not a natural surfer but love it and am hooked.

Not sure what type of board I am best on......

As for boards I've got:

9ft hobie (which I'm selling)
9'2" Phil Clifford
6'10" Hawaiian Soul
6ft gul stream

Local break is Whitsand Bay.

Best performance was the weekend just gone where I managed to get in to a barrel for all of 2 seconds! Firdt time ever.
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby nibbsy69 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:49 pm

Hi I just joined.
I live in New Milton in Hampshire, and am hoping to surf in Boscombe/Bournemouth areas soon. I did surf around 20 years ago, and have decided to start again. Im 31 years old and I am a gas engineer.
Any1 from this area that I can surf with??
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Re: C'mon... introduce yerself

Postby niv-nav » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:57 pm

Just thought i would say hello just joined up the other day .
i live near bridgend in wales. 19 years old nearly 20
surfing history ive body boarded since i was about 13 and now just decide to give surfing a go as the boards ar about the same price. i started around april time this year and luving it .
ive been riding a 6'8 and just sold it as im looking to get a 6'6 .

favourite spots- southern down, rest and llangenith i got a little surf spot but cant spill the beans :)

looking to go on a surf hol this year can wait !!
i luv surfer chicks if theres any out there for me pm.
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