Today we started surfing lessons! Yes,real surfing lessons! We started at 3.30pm and finished at 6pm.It was absolutely brilliant. We learned the basics of surfing on the beach for one hour before moving to the water. We did two methods, the pop up, where you had to jump up quickly and twist in the air and the old style where you had to bend your leg first and worm your way up. I preferred the old style.
When we got into the water we had to find a good wave, white and foamy not green. Unfortunately these were quite a way out and to get there was really hard. We had to put our weight on the end of the board and point it into the wave. Sometimes the board ended up vertical and we had to cling on. When we saw a good wave coming we had to face the beach and lay on the board and start doing a type of front crawl. When we were going really fast we had to try and stand up.
The first time I actually stood up! After that I started to fall off. Dad said I was actually doing better than some of the adults in the other group. When I was coming back I saw a big fish swimming in the water and another one actually jumped out. The best part was when I caught the wave and curved right onto the beach. I know I've already said this but " I loved it!"I was really sad when it was time to go but we managed to get another half an hour. On the way back we had to wade through a knee deep river. When we got back to the apartment we had a very nice tea and then popcorn.Hopefully we will go surfing tomorrow. ( my wish came true! ). :)
Today we went to a surf school. Our instructor was called Didier. He was from Jamaica. The surf boards were soft so that we didn't hurt ourselves. When we went over the waves we had to push against the back of the boards. If you fall off you had to make a starfish shape and then cover your face and head. You have to do a pop up or Plan B. I felt proud when I stood up even though I was really scared.