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Activity of the Month:
A bad day in the water is better
than a good day at work or school!
is the most popular winter sport in the world. It is a sport that
everyone from advanced skiers to small children can enjoy.
There are two basic types of snow skiing:
Skiing is a very expensive
sport. You have to take into consideration in most situations you will
need some or all of the following: accommodations, travel, ski lift
tickets, meals and equipment. Equipment can be either rented or
A downhill skier will also need skis, boots and poles
Renting Versus Buying Skis
the right equipment - three options: rent, lease for the season or purchase
If you decide to purchase Ski
equipment you must do your homework. It is important that you
understand what you are purchasing so do some research, ask questions
and shop around.
Malibu surfing is the second type, which
is the typical image of surfing that you have, and it involves
the surfers lying down on a fiberglass board using their arms to
paddle and catch a wave. Once they catch a wave, the surfer
stands on the board and rides along the wave.
where the surfers lie on boards made from lightweight foam about three
feet in length and ride the waves. it is very common with young children.
where surfers ride a specialized small board on their knees, they must
stay in a compact and stable position so they do not fall off.
Everything You Wanted to
Know About Surf Vacations
In order to keep your
in great shape it is necessary to care for it properly.
Tips to help
select a used surfboard.
History of Surfing
Surfing is one of the oldest practiced recreational activities in
Since this sport obviously requires a lot of patience so it is
important that your child be at least the age of nine or ten
before beginning to surf
are available in many countries through surf shops or
independent companies. You can either take group lessons or
private lessons. Lessons can be one, two or three hours.
It will cost approximately $55 or $60 per hour for group lessons
and $80 - $90 per hour for private lessons.
As a beginner, you need
a long, thick, wide board. The objective is to get something
that will easily allow you to catch waves and be stable and
forgiving when you are learning to stand.
In addition to your board you're going to need
some wax, A leash and something to wear.
locations a wetsuit is a required piece of equipment for
surfing. A wetsuit is a snug fitting neoprene rubber suit
designed to insulate you in cold waters.
Depending on the
temperature and condition of the water, you may consider a hood,
gloves, and/or booties. Remember that your body cools much
faster in water than it does in the air so keep your head and
body warm! There are a variety of styles of wetsuits to
choose from and it really depends on when and where you will use
it as to what you should buy.
your board attached to you. The rule of thumb is that you leash
should be at least the length of your board or slightly bigger. Leash will cost
approximately $20 - $25.
Winter Fun Ideas...
of the Month
Bridges, Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Jon
Heder, Mario Cantone, Brian Benben, Michael McKean
Chris Buck, Ash Brannon
5 and up
Surf's Up is an
animated feature starring penguins. Specifically, it is the tale of a
young penguin, named Cody Maverick, from Shiverpool, Antarctica.
Cody decides he wants to be a top surfer after being introduced to
surfing many years before by the world’s ranking surf champion Big
Z. A documentary crew accompanies this new surfer as he enters his
first pro competition.
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are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.
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