Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Surfing!


Music: Holiday by Vampire Weekend

     My sister Maddie and her friend Kara came to town on Monday. Maddie moved back to California after graduating. The last two days felt like my life before my sisters moved away. Busy, funny and full. Once Danielle gets home in early June, I think I'll feel whole again. Monday night we went out for drinks at the wine bar. Maddie asked for a job while nearly choking on a piece of cheese. We came back to our house and sat around the chiminea in the backyard making way too much noise talking and laughing into the night. I told the stories of the times I'd crashed my car in High School. Apparently I was the only one who had let their car roll into their piano teacher's petunias. I'll have to save the rest of that story for another time. Tuesday, we went surfing. Maddie got to short board for the first time and Kara, a Pennsylvania native, had her first surf. They did awesome.



beginner tips: 
+surf the smaller inside waves away from other people
+lay with your toes touching the tail of the board if it's a longboard
+paddle hard with your fingers together to catch the wave
+stay centered over the board as you stand
+put weight on your front foot to stay with the wave if you feel you're about to come off the back




8 comments:

  1. How fun! I need to come visit so you can teach me!

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  2. Such a cute video and the music was perfect for it! They both did awesome surfing!

    Just curious, what kind of recorder did you use to shoot in the water?

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  3. That looks fantastic. Great to see a video, it makes me want to have a go at surfing! Glad you are having such a good time, long may it continue!

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  4. I seriously need to get out to Cali and take lessons from you. The hubby and I would love it! :) One day... put it on the dreaming wish list! :)

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  5. Fun! That is awesome your sister moved back. I wish I lived closer to my sister. It's so hard not being able to see her all the time. I totally get what you mean when you say that you'll feel whole when you're all back together. Have a blast!

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  6. Thanks for the tips. Taking my first surfing lesson ever on sunday - so good timing to read this *thumbs up*

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  7. Looks amazing! Found your blog through Tales of Me and the Husband. Love it!

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