As I mentioned on Monday I visited San Diego for the weekend. On Saturday morning my Aunt scheduled a surf lesson for all the girls at Pacific Beach. I’ve never surfed before and honestly really hate cold water so I was nervous to try! I’m always the girl who is laying on the beach as my friends are splashing and swimming like little mermaids in the water. However, I’m not one to turn down an adventure so I knew I had to push aside my fear of the pacific ocean and just jump in.
If we’re being completely honest…I was the worst surfer in our entire group. Initially I was pretty fearless (even though I didn’t get up my first few attempts) but after getting hit in the eye with a surfboard I sort of lost my bravery. I thought the most stressful part of learning to surf would be the technique but for me it was actually the anxiety surrounding getting hit in the face with a surfboard (again).
After my surf injury (if you can’t tell I’m trying to make myself sound more hardcore and less of a baby) I tried again and was able to get up. The entire time I was so focused on learning and not getting hit with a surf board that I didn’t even notice the cold water. It was a huge accomplishment for me, hehe.
I was so proud of everyone in our group! Genevieve was a surf star from the very start and Nicole was so persistent. By the end they looked like total rockstars out on the water. Since the water was SO congested I really could not stop freaking out about getting hit with a runaway surfboard and it took a little bit of the fun out of it for me. Still, I am grateful for the experience! I’ve always wanted to try surfing and it was a really interesting physical and mental challenge. I do prefer swimming with dolphins though!
Have you tried surfing before? Are you as much of a baby as me when it comes to getting hurt? If the pictures reveal anything…I obviously still enjoyed myself (even though I still look like a creep with my bloody eye).
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