California Board Sports Keep Tourists
from Being Bored
bored in California. Get a board!
Surfboards are believed to have been
created in Hawaii and were originally
made of balsa wood. Today's boards are
lighter, friendlier and are made of a
variety of foams materials and
sport of riding a surfboard, requires
extra gear such as a leash attached to
the board and the surfer's ankle so as
not to lose the board; fins that are
applied to the surfboard to provide
additional maneuverability, a wetsuit
worn in the cold ocean to stay warm,
sometimes a rash guard for the upper
body, wax for the board, and sometimes
booties can be worn on your feet to
provide traction on the board.
to today's surfboard, the original
surfboards are now called longboards.
There are also shortboards.
of ocean sports include kitesurfing,
and paddleboarding. When you
check out the prices on gear and boards,
you quickly discover that it is better
to rent for your first adventure. Find
out if you like the sport and then you
can decide if you want to invest in it.
Cheap boards for skimboarding and
surfing can be purchased starting around
$29. A nice board with custom designs
can extend into several thousand
is right for you?
sports to begin your ocean sports
adventure with include skimboarding.
Surfing class instructors actually
guarantee that you'll be up on a board
within 30 minutes to an hour, however,
so don't be deterred by your lack of
familiarity with surfing.
Club Ed Surfing School in Santa Cruz
allows you to book your lessons well in
advance of a trip for an excellent