Yesterday we signed up for surf lessons, and today we actually went surfing. Getting ready means signing your indemnity form, grabbing a wetsuit and putting on a ton of sunscreen.
The surf school.
Though wetsuits are not actually required, most folks are wearing at least a shorty. The water is about 20' C.
- Stay away from the swimming area or not only will parents hate you but the lifeguard will fine you $150.
- Hitting yourself or others with a surfboard, even a soft one, is bad.
- Hitting your head on the sand and/or falling off your board head first is worse.
All the soft surfboards lined up for the lesson.
Not actually a surfboard, just art.
A surfboard. (8ft for newbies.)
The waves are about 4 ft. Though that doesn't sound very big, it is. Both of us got bashed around a lot and basically we suck at this. But we enjoyed surfing so much, that we rented boards for the next two weeks anyways. Rough life, I know.
A fruit snowman.