I’ve had so many people tell me over the years that they would teach me to surf. First was JM (a friend’s girlfriend) and then was AG (mentioned in the last post) and after was an ex who kept saying he was going to take me to SD to learn. Nothing ever materialized any of those times.
Now, however, I am with someone who loves surfing and probably only second to sailing. He grew up surfing, owned his own machinery to make surfboards once and is sanding out his newest hand carved surfboard today.
He, like the others, says he’s going to teach me to surf. This time I might actually believe it. We’ll see what the future holds. 1 month ago
How I did it: Well, I am in New Zealand for holiday and the first thing I looked for was somebody who hires surfing equipment and I found out that there are a lot of places that give lessons as well, so I found the nearest and booked 1 lesson Read how I did it… 3 years ago
For my birthday this year I decided that it’s time to tick this off my list. I got a group of friends, booked some classes and went to Newquay for a couple of days. Lo and behold there was a couple of centimetres of surf on the first day which slowly fell to zero, no chance of surfing.
Instead we went for a bit of coasteering which was a lot of fun. On the last day we also got to have a go on an artificial wave which I definitely recommend, we had a really good weekend anyway. Summer’s over now, so I’ll maybe try again next year. 8 months ago