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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! 15 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… 16 months ago