Last month, we celebrated my sister’s birthday by taking Surfing Lessons!
This is me and my two oldest boys.
(I had to block out their faces, because they’re shy, easily mortified, and waaay too good looking to be on the internet.)
So it was my first time surfing and I absolutely loved it!!
I managed to get the hang of it quickly. And I could ride the waves to the shore easily enough.
It was sooooo much fun.
But, as you can see, the waves were embarrassingly small.
I didn’t realise that going from “lying down on the board” to “standing up” in one fluid motion, required an action very similar to a BURPEE.
So I think I did 30 burpees and my body didn’t work by the end of the session.
I loved it so much, that I started to search up the price of wetsuits and surf boards.
Surfing is something I’ll definitely be doing again!
I guess the whole experience made me remember how much I loved swimming in the ocean — and how, over the last decade, I’ve been lacking in ocean sport goodness, like body boarding, snorkelling, diving, paddling, boating. I grew up on a tropical island! The beach used to be my playground! I was born to have salt in my hair!
So here’s to trying new things. And more days at the beach.