Booked a days lessons and B&B in North Devon for next month. I must be mad. 2 months ago
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Scheduled for June 12-17 in Huntington Beach, CA! 15 months ago
Surfing is something I’ve always wanted to try… And we’re hopefully going to go at the end of March! It’s going to be so cold! But, if I can get the hang of it and am any good at it, I’d love to surf abroad one day :) if I even like it! 18 months ago
How I did it: I hate water. Well, I do not really hate it but I am absolutely afraid of it and of its power and the fact that you don't know what is actually out there in the sea.
When I put this goal on my list I did not really think about actually doing it for real. I just liked the idea of going surfing.
When we planned our trip to Morocco I just thought: Well, I am scared but why shouldn't I give it a try? If I don't like it, I'll read a book at the beach for the rest of the week.
We arrived there, we borrowed surfboards and really cool wet suits and we went straight to the beach and I had to cope with the fact that I would never enter the beach looking good carrying my surfboard under one arm becase my arms are simply too short ;-)
Anyway, I was so scared, I needed 2 hours to go into the water but when I did it was ok. And it was so much fun! The first time I seriously fell of my board I thought I might die, because my head was under water but I got back up and it was alright.
Don't get me wrong, I am still not able to surf! But now I know that I am capable of trying to learn. I might even go to a place like Portugal one day and do a course.
But this is one of the examples that tells me that you can always fight against your fears. And that's what I like most about this experience. Read how I did it… 19 months ago