Monday, August 27, 2012

Carolina Surf

     I don't need to tell you that the waves were small while we were in North Carolina, you can see that from the pictures, but boy were they warm and pleasant. I caught a handful of lefts that had this punchy little end section and then stepped off my board right onto the white sand. 
     We surfed a spot on an island we had to paddle to by crossing a harbor mouth. There were a few obstacles. One was the boats and the other, the tide. When the tide was going out it pulled you to sea and when it was coming in, it pushed you towards the boat docks. Neither outcome was favorable, so you had to paddle your heart out to make it to the island going both ways, while also keeping an eye out for oncoming boats. 
     I'd like to say it was scary, but to be honest, I loved every second of that paddle. It was a challenge, and I couldn't help trying to race the boys. And even though one of them was swimming and pushing his surfboard and the others weren't trying to race at all and were paddling with the dog, it still gave me a rush and the exercise I had been craving after a few long days of driving. I also attributed the evident presence of excitement to the fact that we were surfing with our San Diego friends, Dave and Jason, on the East Coast like we used to on the West. 
     Dave and Jason were Scott's roommates in San Diego for five years. There were others that lived with them during those years and to us, they are the brothers we never had growing up.  I never call them "Scott's friends", though, I call them "our friends" because I'm happy to think they are mine too. 

11 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. I love the picture of the guy laying down on his surfboard. Haha.

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  2. fabulous photos girl!
    looks like your having a blast.

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  3. It's great when your husband has friends that you can consider your friends as well. My husband has two that I consider equally a friend of mine.

    What was the island called in South Carolina???

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  4. What beautiful sand!! That's pretty. Scary on paddling through all that!

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  5. that fourth picture (and the second to last one) is so legit! You are seriously awesome. you must teach me lady! ;)

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  6. North Carolina is beautiful. I visited recently, I really enjoyed it!

    Brooke

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  7. were you at wrightsville beach?

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  8. You were in my part of the country! Surfing in the Carolinas you will definitely have small waves, but always a lot fun!

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  9. That looks amazing, I wish we had anything close to waves here so I could give it a try.

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  10. This looks like so much fun! My dream is to live in the Carolinian's one day - hope you had a great time :) Loving this trip!

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