Trip Start Aug 16, 2008
7Trip End Sep 05, 2008
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We spent the morning relaxing on the beach, still finding it odd that we aren't surrounded by screaming children! After a quick lunch we signed up for some surfing lessons!
Our teacher, Chris, was a typical surfer dude-he spoke just like the turtles in Finding Nemo! After practicing (on dry land) standing up on the board from a lying position and perfecting our surfing stance we felt ready to hit the waves!
Turns out surfing is pretty hard! I didn't manage to even lie on the board for the first 20 minutes, I was too busy battling against the waves trying to get in a good spot! After managing to clamber on the board, the waves would come hard and fast, standing up was impossible, and usually I was flung off in some ungraceful manner. Some highlights included me hitting myself in the face with my surf board after a wave pummeled into me, Emma managed to surf into me, Caroline lost her bikini to the Pacific and I'm pretty sure I swallowed half the ocean. Still, a fun experience and I'm glad I tried!
The hostel is putting on a free dinner tonight, so that's where we're headed next :)