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surfing ImageAll you really need is a bathing suit or a wetsuit (for cold water or if it’s cold out), and of course, a surfboard! Here are some tips: You may want to get a used or inexpensive board at first. It wouldn’t be smart to mess up a cool, new board making beginner’s mistakes. The fins should be in good condition, and it should have a place to attach a leash (cord that hooks your ankle to the board so it doesn’t get away). Long boards are easier to ride and control. Your board should be 12 to 14 inches taller than you. Also, put two coats of wax on your board if the deck (top) doesn’t have a pad that keeps you from slipping.

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