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Questions for Tres Sirenas (a friend of yours sent me)

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Questions for Tres Sirenas (a friend of yours sent me)

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.

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1. Re: Questions for Tres Sirenas (a friend of yours sent me)

Cool, I'm glad you want to learn to surf, it's a great sport, and yes you better be in great shape. Start ocean swimming , it's the best training. February is high season, and can mean big waves, too big and too dangerous for beginner's, if you are locked in to that time slot I suggest you choose a professional surf school to start with, I like Rincon Surf & Board, their instructors are all lifeguard certified and strong surfer's, the owners a very demanding of their employees qualifications. Group lessons are the best place to start, and you can always opt for privates. The local surf shops are all usually the best place to check with for private lessons, West Coast, Desecheo, and Playero here, as well as some shops in Aguadilla.Thank goodness cell phones don't work in the water, I don't even own one myself, your time is your $$$$, all the attention should be yours.

Being Gay is a non issue in Rincon, you will be welcomed everywhere.

There are some other outdoor experiences we enjoy on the Island for the athlete, Mountain Biking in El Yunque, and Kayaking the BioBay in Fajardo are both excelent, challenging experiences, there are also some outdoor adventure groups I can check out.

Check www.rincon.org, and www.rinconpr.com for accomodations, Best

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2. Re: Questions for Tres Sirenas (a friend of yours sent me)

Thanks for your lovely, thorough, rapid reply, Tres Sirenas. All good things to know. I will head for the Hudson River and start training instantly:)

Best,

Austen14

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3. Re: Questions for Tres Sirenas (a friend of yours sent me)

thanks tres sirenas,

doda

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