In January of on the way to Carthage, then Alaska he sets up camp outside of Salton City, California. McCandless was then picked up by a man named Ronald Franz while hitch-hiking who he instantly bonded with.
Rent a soft surfboard your very first time out. Don't invest in your own surf board if you've never ever attempted surfing before. At a lot of beaches helpful for surfing, rental areas will be offered near to the beach, offering reasonably inexpensive.