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I Am a Surfer

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    I have been in the water for as long as I can remember and I remember my first surfing experience like it was yesterday. When I was younger I started surfing when I was 7 years old. I originally started off body boarding but I remember one day going to the beach and seeing the...
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    My Moment =]

    I've been surfing pretty much all my life, since I was born and raised on a small island. But, once, when I was in seventh grade, my cousins and I were out late and night on a private beach and the waves started coming in too fast. My cousins were closer to the shore so...
    fmylife123 fmylife123 16-17, F Apr 4, 2009

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    Tubed On Dry Land!

     I grew up in Santa Monica. I started surfing when I was a little boy. I've surfed all over the world.... But this picture is of me in the parking lot at the Redondo Beach Break-wall!   I lived in Hermosa Beach for a few years, and I could see the Break-wall from my pad...
    akamrtrue akamrtrue 41-45, M May 31, 2010

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    Moana!

    I have been connected with the water since my earliest memory. My mum was lifeguarding and she taught me to go underwater (drown-proofing, they call it), when I was five months old. I swam and dove and then progressed to surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, etc. I have always lived on...
    SeaAngel SeaAngel 46-50, F Aug 23, 2008

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    Dry-Hair Surfer

    This had to be one of my favorite dayz ever. The day I learn how to surf. Oh, gosh, of COURSE I was scared at first. I thought I would drown or injure myself or sumthin. But it was my first lesson. I tried not to let anything get to me. So first me and Mitch (my big bro) had to...
    iSweatChlorine iSweatChlorine 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    The Drop

    has anyone ever been out in perfect ten foot stuff and made that drop down the face, i have.i have several time. and that feeling you get of just being alive is priceless.beats any drug ive ever taken, its golden to feel in the jaws of something so powerful and come out alive
    seano111 seano111 13-15, M Nov 25, 2009

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    Well I'm still kind of a rookie ;b But I love

    the way it feels when you ride a wave *-* <3
    aliwashere aliwashere 13-15, F Feb 11, 2014

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    A Long Time

    I've been surfing since I was 9 so it's been about 9 and a half years. There is nothing that I know that gives as great a rush as surfing through a storm. I've had my *** handed to me by undertoes, jellyfish, and even my own board but it's just an amazing feeling! I almost...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2007

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    kellyithink kellyithink 16-17, F Jul 17, 2014

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    Alot to Learn

    Surfing since 7 years of age,now 16.Havent lived close enough to the water for enough of  a significant amount of time to become as good a surfer of people such as Coco Ho.Lived on the North Shore of Oahu in the town of Sunset Beach (Haleiwa) for a short amount of time(half...
    Kryptik Kryptik 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2009

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    kellyithink kellyithink 16-17, F Jul 17, 2014

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    Since I Could Walk...

    I was definately a water baby. As soon as I could walk on my own I was running away from my mom on the sandy beach, headed for the water. Soon after, one of my older cousins slapped me on a "baby board" and I was pretty good after a few years of practice. By the time I...
    Drenna Drenna 18-21, F Jun 10, 2008

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    mattygriff mattygriff 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Surfing

    Surfing,Love it,The waves,Ridin' 'em,All in the trill,Of a days surfing.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 May 27, 2012

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    Addiction

    I've started surfing at least a few years ago and got my first board for my 10th birthday. It was a nice 6.8" NSP and I used it everyday for that summer. Then, my dad transferred me to his Cosmic Bull fish and it's like using a boogie board which was okay for me. Okay, so I'm...
    RHCPgirl RHCPgirl 13-15, F Aug 22, 2012

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    My Surf Trips

    I've has the good fortune of being able to surf up and the Eastern Coast of Aus. Which is great, but no matter what despite the fact that I now live and work in Sydney, i'm still a Novacastrian at heart and love to surf of Nobby's Beach at Newcatle, Australia.
    KurtAustin KurtAustin 18-21, M May 2, 2010

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    I need to go Hawaii so I can finally become the professional surfer I dreamed of becoming. If anyone wants to help raise money that'll be great!!
    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F Mar 27

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    "I'd surf 'til the sun sets beyond the horizon.." Nah, I'm not really a surfer, hell, haven't even tried surfing! But I live in a country filled with warm beautiful beaches and I...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 29

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    I am always available to talk to anyone struggling with the same history. There is no right or wrong response. Pain manifests in ways that cause a reaction. Freeing the person...
    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Yeah!!!! This cute surfer beach guy who works at one of stores... Who is totally into me ....but I am into my Belize cutie pie...my soulmate best friend came there with me.,. She...
    browneyedgirlie browneyedgirlie 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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