hi guys, finally got my account straightened out, really like this forum. As the title states i'm a total newbie to surf fishing but am interested to learn. I'm new to South Florida, been here about a year. Prior to that very rarely ever saw the ocean much less fish in it. I've fished all my life in freshwater. I got tired of catching 2 pound bass so really got into trophy catfish 20-50 lbs. (catch and release). Was very successful in that endeavor but now i'm near the beach and i want to target some nice fish from the ocean. I could really use advice on poles, reels (although i like mine), line, bait and location. So far I've been out once with my 7' pole and tried some squid but that day i think it was too windy. It was very difficult to keep the weight stationary. I was using 2oz flat weights (it was what i had). It rained and it was drenched with no fish, i looked pathetic i'm sure. I did make some neat pole holders from pvc though. Oh yea, any ingenious advice on how to lug all the gear around. I was against a cart at first but may have to reconsider that thought. Anyway, glad to be part of the forum and hope hear some good feedback. BTW i'm in the Delray area. Thanks in advance.