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by RAW1979
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:37
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: a wasted morning
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

a wasted morning

Just been down to croft farm for my second lesson. Thought i'd book a 9am and get it done early. Got there to find no wind at all so all I managed to do was have a coffee with the instructor Annie and talk theory. Free of charge of course! Gets that's part of windsuring, and a valuable lesson learnt...
by RAW1979
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:47
Forum: How to...
Topic: Start windsurfing
Replies: 4
Views: 4858

Begginer advice

Hi Guys, Thought this post might be able to help. Just got back from Mexico where I taught myself the basics and did pretty well I think. Totally caught the bug now and need to learn more. I only know of Croft Farm in Gloucester for lessons but am a Bristol boy so hope you can tell me of anything mo...
by RAW1979
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:42
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Any Local Lessons in Bristol??
Replies: 3
Views: 6630

Help

Hi Guys,

I know I'm replying to a very old post but I've just taught myself the basics whilst on holiday and have the bug.

Where isthe best place to get begginers lessons?

I only know of Croft farm in Gloucester.

Regards,

Russ
by RAW1979
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:39
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 8226

Quick question

A friend of mine mentioned that Trench Lane, Winterbourne has a lake that might do windsurfing lessons.

Any idea if thats right or not?

Only place I know is Croft Farm in Gloucester but if there's somewhere more local it would be really useful to know.

Cheers,

Russ
by RAW1979
Tue Jun 28, 2011 09:13
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 8226

Ye I saw that on the Nomads site. Already applied for my info pack. Very cheap to join so definitely worth doing.

Guys thanks for making my first steps into Windsurfing very informative. I'll buy you a beer if I see you at any Nomads outings.

Russ
by RAW1979
Tue Jun 28, 2011 08:25
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 8226

Brilliant

Thanks so much, I think my plan is to have another lesson this wkd and hire all the kit. Pick the brains of the instructor as much as i can. Get some copies of Boards magazine, and probably visit Windsurfing World to see how much wetsuits cost. I'm actually just going through the purchase of a new h...
by RAW1979
Tue Jun 28, 2011 08:05
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 8226

Thanks

Thank you so much for all your feedback. Really useful stuff. I'm definitely at the very first stage you mentioned, and if you are going to become an instructor then please keep me in mind. I might see if I can go and have a lesson somewhere this weekend just to keep things ticking over and progress...
by RAW1979
Mon Jun 27, 2011 21:18
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Hi
Replies: 0
Views: 1717

hi

Hi guys, I've just got back from a 2 week holiday in mexici where I taught myseld to windsurf. Kind of knew the basics before I left but now have the bug and really want to take this up as another hobby alongside mountain biking. I have no kit at all, am a total novice, but am very keen to learn fro...
by RAW1979
Mon Jun 27, 2011 21:09
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Giving it up, selling it all off
Replies: 8
Views: 4191

hi

Hi there,

I'm a total newbie but have the bug and need some kit. Even if you don't have any left can you let me know how much you think I need to spend on second hand gear.

Don't own a single thing yet

Cheers

Russ
by RAW1979
Mon Jun 27, 2011 20:32
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 8226

hi

Hi Rachael, Thanks for getting in touch. In terms of skill level I literally self taught over the space of a fortnight holiday (probably 7 sessions). I understand the basics but just need to keep doing it and pick up tips from more experienced people. I have no kit at all so would just hire, beg ste...
by RAW1979
Mon Jun 27, 2011 18:05
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 8226

Newbie

Hi All So glad I found this site and the nomads club. I've just got back from mexico where I taught myself to windsurf, and I totally fell in love with it. I need to get amongst some people who know their stuff that I can learn from so please get in touch if you don't mind a total novice taging alon...