Surfing is a sport very healthy and enjoyable when played with good preparation and knowledge. And a good surfboard is an essential item for any surfer. Follow these tips to help you choose the best surfboard:. Look for a shaper competent and reliable. Tell him your height, your weight, your level of surfing experience, the type and size of waves you will surf, and if you're right or left handed. It's much better to use the services of a professional to buy a surfboard ready in a store. He will set the board for you!. Size does not matter. There are two types of surfboards, longboards and shortboards, each with its own style of surfing. If you are a beginner, look for more planks. The larger boards are easier to control, are a bit slower and more stable. If you are an experienced surfer, try small boards. small surfboards boards are more maneuverable, so they are better to make radical moves. However, many experienced surfers love longboards, and many newcomers like a shortboard. It's up to you to choose between these two styles. Choose the type of tail. The wider the tail, the greater the area of ??turn-off, causing the surfboard is more maneuverable in small surfboards waves. Yet tail wide boards make it easy to lose control in big waves. Choose the type of keel. The fins may be fixed or removable. Fins are still cheaper, but the removable are easier to carry. . . Last week we asked ourselves two weeks after inhumane labor liters with tears, sweat and blood have been lost (a thesis and dissertation writing and filming themselves unfortunately not) - on a short holiday treats. On to the town and the beach so! The first two days of our vacation we Melbourne 'explored. The female readers certainly know immediately what exactly we are exploring. Yes yes, brilliance in the eyes, the shops. The weather was once again without having to turn them proper clothes, shoes, earrings, bracelets, rings, nail polish, and her handbag on racks for you. Unfortunately, prices are much higher than expected, we deny our Maestro cards of any form of valuable papers to use and we hope all the money spent on different flights. So we were forced to - after the cheapest junk to have bought anyway with anything Australian to come home - to broaden our exploration. So on to bars. Melbourne is not for nothing is known for its charming pubs and often arty farty. Especially the rooftops and certainly the rooftop cinema has impressed us. To clarify, this is an open-air cinema on the roof of a building (what's in a name). Good armchairs, warm, friendly people and Stella on tap. Recommend!. After two days city trips we took a friend of a friend of a friend (netwerken!) Olivia drove to Lorne, a small surfboards town on the beach. Since we were allowed three days, along with Aussies were staying at Eric's (Eric is a friend of a friend) little beach house. Little beach house in this context must be interpreted as a two bedroom luxury apartment supersized balcony overlooking the pool and the sea, a TV worth of annual rent of our two apartments together, two bathrooms, a brand new kitchen and living and even two large buses conditioner for dry and damaged hair. All this combined with warm weather until late into the night, interspersed with a sea breeze. Arrived in Aussie heaven so . . Because these heavenly cabin also was equipped with two small surfboards we could not help but to try. Olivia (with years of experience) and Louise (with zero experience) together surfing adventure. Fri translated by Olivia Louise hours on a small surfboards surfboard to pulling (very elegant as you can see in the picture) and tireless in Obamariaanse style - "Yes you can '- loudly encouraged. Result: two times, more than three seconds stood up, hurray!. --- Dylan, the nineteen year old son in our family, plays with ease twelve donuts inside. After two plates of spaghetti. Within the half hour. Without sick . . --- This mail was tipped from the plane to Darwin. There is a time difference of 8. 5 hours with Belgium. So we live a bit in the future. Exciting thought. --- We are in Melbourne and the smaller towns a remarkable number of whites and Asians see and almost no other races / cultures. We currently have only a (presumably) an Aboriginal view. Either we are not looking good, or should we go see other places. Whatever we do. . . . .