Surfing is hard.
Being a snowboarder or skater, you naturally assume you’ll take to it. It’s just other boardsports, right?
Oh. Hell. No. This is one of (if not, the) hardest sport you will ever learn. Nothing destroys egos more wonderfully than two hours on a foamie in the cold North Atlantic.
It has been known to bring fully grown men to their knees, cursing the day they ever thought about mastering surfing.
It’s like an abusive relationship. The sea will throw you over the falls, flush your insides out with saltwater, hurl your board in your face. Even after months of practice, you’re only slightly less shit than when you started.