Dear Tres Sirenas,
A friend of your suggested that I post these questions to you, specificially, on the Rincon site since she thinks so highly of your opinion. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
I'm now in my mid-40s, in pretty good shape, and have
been talking about learning to surf for a decade now.
Do you think that Rincon would be a good place for me
to do that this February? My concerns are that during
high season, as it is then, that it might be too
crowded for a beginner to learn. I also don't know
whether any of the breaks are suitable for beginners.
Finally, I'm wondering if you know of some good
instructors (I know that there are good surfers, but
teaching is usually a whole other matter). Sorry if
this sounds defensive, but I've just seen too darned
many personal trainers at my gym talking on their cell
phones or Blackberrying during sessions with their
clients. I'd love someone who actually enjoys teaching
and helping rookies learn.
Any feedback you have would be welcome--especially if
you actually have someone in mind who gives good
individual or group lessons.
One last detail: I'm gay, out, and would be showing up
with my wife. Have you run into other out lesbians and
gay men in Rincon? Experience tells me it's best not
to be the first.
Thanks in advance for your help--and please let me
know if there's anything I can tell you about NYC or
Brooklyn, my home.