The mom's surf club meets today. We'll be meeting up in Haleiwa, at Ali'i beach, at 3pm, if you want to join us. The Surf Report says that the conditions are fair and that the waves will be a steady 1-2 feet. Just right for beginning surfers (or surf wannabes) like me.
I'm not asking for much here, just a chance to stand on the board. Just one swell that pushes me and the board toward shore. I don't need to be able to do this:
I'll let you know how it goes.
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*Here it is, my Surf Report:
The good news: I am proud to announce that I stood on the board, with both feet...but only for like a half a second before I rolled into the water.
The bad news: I only got up that once. After that I paddled like crazy and felt the waves pushing, but I didn't get on my feet.
I was having fun, until some dad started giving me tips. At first I thought that was nice. Then it started to annoy me. And when I got out of the water and found the same dad sitting on the beach near us, ready to offer a few more handy tips, I started to feel a bit grouchy.
I gave him the stink eye and sat out until he and his family finally left. The more I think about it (and I'm thinkin' about it plenty) the more I think he was really just trying to be helpful - he's probably a real nice guy and a great dad.
And probably it's my pride that's a little hurt. All right? I'll be the first to admit that I don't know what I'm doing. Okay? I'm not ashamed to tell you that my arms are sore from all that paddling. Got it? So stop watching me, it's starting to creep me out.
I can't wait to get out there and try again!