there's really only one thing for a California girl to do
|Go to Surf School!|
San Elijo has a great little surf school that we always see when we're there, but have never considered. This was the perfect opportunity, we had the means and the time and the gumption... we had everything except waves.
The class spent a little time on the beach practicing their lying down- to- squatting- to- standing maneuvers (pretty sure that's the technical/surfy terminology), then they paddled out to wait for the big one.
|This guy was asking the kids trivia questions|
|Oooohhhh, he got the look|
|'sup, SUP? And hey, what's that over yonder? A wave?!|
|*burst* goes my heart|
|Riding right up onto the beach like a boss|
|Then back out for more|
She had a great time, and it wasn't really as bad as I've made it look, she caught a million waves and got really confident out there. The next day she was able to fly solo and having the basics made her much more able on her dad's board.
|I could look at these photos all the livelong day.|