(Editor: thanks to Nico de Wet for a fresh viewpoint on Getting Started!)
Firstly the assumptions: your leisure time is limited and cash is a factor in your quest to be involved in surfskiing. You are probably a student, young professional trying to impress by burning the midnight oil, or an old fashioned workaholic. So how do you manage to go from zero (hardly ever paddled anything in your life) to a I-can-handle-most-conditions-the-ocean-throw-at-me hero? Here are some tips.