I look like a real surfer don't I? HA! Well the more you scroll, you still see the truth.
The only halfpipe or curl this girl caught was when I was laying on the surf board and the wave washed over me. But like most things I still laughed and enjoyed every moment because how many times can a girl from the south say, "I surfed on the most beautiful beach in the world?"
I have a LONG way to go before I can call myself surfer girl, but this was one of the best days. If anyone is in the Gold Coast/ Brisbane area I would recommend this brother team to anyone. They were so patient with me and helped me every step of the way.
Don't worry though after many falls, water wedges, "halfpipes," "curls", and determination I did finally stand up. Didn't look quite like the gymnast from long ago, not a balance beam like form but "hey it will do".
I had so much fun and can see how surfing can be addicting, I am going to go back and take another lesson soon. I just didn't take it up as quick as I would have liked. It was me and two 16 year old girls taking the lessons. I had never been the old person in the class, HAD being the key word there. It was a little heart breaking to be shown the easier ways to stand up and be "shown up by the young girls."
I did learn a few things from my lessons though.
1. I did not wear the correct bottoms. SHORTS ONLY! I don't know how surfer girls wear those bikini bottoms!
2. Keep trying
3. Patience, Patience, Patience
4. HAVE FUN AND LAUGH!
5. Call the people at AUSTRALIAN SURFING ADVENTURES for the best most patience instructors around.
Don't worry boys, I will be back.
What is a time you have been the old person in the class? What was the most recent thing you have crossed off your bucket list?