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First Time “Surfing”


Posted by Cassie

I went surfing for the first time the other day! We picked up our friend Will and his surfboards and headed out to Domes Beach.  It is summertime and that means there aren’t many waves, but it would be a good chance to practice paddling and sitting on the board in the water without a bunch of people (for my sake and theirs!). I wouldn’t call it exactly surfing…but something like it. I had a surfboard, I paddled and hung out in the water, and I had fun…that’s surfing, right?  :-)

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Loaded up truck

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Scoping out the beach

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Britton tried to surf, but his chest sticks out in the center and causes some discomfort so he’s going to need some sort of guard.

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Me out on the board with Desecheo Island in the distance

I easily paddled out and hung out on the board, but I couldn’t stand up or even get on my knees. Takes a lot of practice and balance! Not to mention that waves would be nice too! :-)

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Walking back with the board

Another beautiful day at the beach!

Will on the other hand could catch just about any tiny little wave and spent a long time out in the water. Then he and I came back and played in the trees! A fellow monkeyman!

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Fun climbing trees!

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And hung from the trees some more!

All in all, a fun day “surfing.”

 

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