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Hawaii Public Schools Will Offer Surfing as PhysEd Sport

 
 
Reply Tue 4 Oct, 2011 08:41 pm
http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/schools-ride-waves.html

What think? Good idea?
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 03:44 am
@Lustig Andrei,

gnarly, dude...
will the students need to sign a waiver?
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 07:20 am
@Region Philbis,
only if they can't get enough students on board...
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Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 07:28 am
@Lustig Andrei,
We had bowling, golfing, even ballroom dancing for a physed sport. I don't see a problem with it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 07:31 am
@Lustig Andrei,
That sounds quite cool (coming from someone who can't swim and is deathly afraid of water that goes over his head).
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 07:44 am
@tsarstepan,
Would a shark bite count as college credit for the student victim?
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 09:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

That sounds quite cool (coming from someone who can't swim and is deathly afraid of water that goes over his head).


You and me both, tsar. But they're awesome to watch.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 09:46 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
my high school was on the river, and I took canoeing as an elective part of phys ed.

I don't see a problem with it. until someone loses an arm...
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 09:51 pm
You cant do this in America anymore...the courts (or the insurance companies) will kill this idea off in short order, by way of liability law.....another of the areas where America is in the ditch...waiting for either reform or revolution to put things to rights.
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 10:02 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Great idea!

In no time they'll all be doing Jaws.

http://vimeo.com/3549938

Epic surf session at Jaws

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usi5iMoS-l0

A 68 footer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-9KS5YzZ8
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 10:04 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
my high school was on the river, and I took canoeing as an elective part of phys ed.

Coincidentally, so did I.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 5 Oct, 2011 10:19 pm
@Ticomaya,
equally coincidentally, and infinitely more interestingly, so did Squinney.

has anyone seen her lately, I miss her...
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 06:00 am
Sounds like a good idea to me, Andy. Porque no?
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 09:55 am
@Ticomaya,
I know my school had a skiing club - couldn't have that as physed because we were not close enough to the mountains, but I could see some schools having this as an option as well.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2011 07:17 pm
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

Sounds like a good idea to me, Andy. Porque no?


Porque no, indeed. I have no objections.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 12:10 pm
Considering that most schools are cutting back on all phys-ed programs, as well as band, chorus, art, music, track, cross-county, drama club and chess, I think it's great.
The kid provides his/her own board and wet-suit, the ocean provides the conditions. All the coach needs is a whistle and some sunscreen.

Surfing is a hell of lot safer than football.

Joe(and costs next to nothing)Nation
Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2011 12:14 pm
@Joe Nation,
Not if you can't swim
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