How to Surf
The Quick Start Guide to Surfing

WARNING
SURFING CAN BE DANGEROUS TO YOUR CAREER AND MARRIAGE

It all starts out innocently enough. A surf lesson, a rented board, just trying it out. But the more you do it, the better you get, the more you like it. Finally, it gets to the point that when the waves are good, you’re calling in sick to work. Then it all depends on the waves. Good Waves = Calling in Sick to Work. Finally, you lose your job. You get fired. The wife leaves you, because you’re a no-good dead-beat beach bum surfer. You move into a VW van, because the house has been foreclosed on for failure to pay the mortgage. You go to Mexico, in your van, because it’s cheaper to live, and the waves are better. It’s a downward spiral, but you’re the one who wants to surf.

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Sidney Madden of Encinitas, 1960’s at Pipeline

How to Surf, the quick start guide to surfing:
There are only 5 things you need to know to start surfing, which are:
1.  Where to surf.
2. What kind of board you should get.
3. How to stand up.
4. How to catch a wave.

Click on each item below to find out: