Saturday, December 26, 2015

Question: Can You Surf?

Surfing has always been one of the coolest sports to watch. Though I've never set any of my feet on a surfboard. I could never master a skateboard, so the water counterpart did not seem my style either. Especially as I'm a weak swimmer who doesn't swim at all in the ocean. 

Have you ever tried to surf? 


DEZMOND said...

never even seen an ocean nor sea :)

Mary Kirkland said...

I grew up in California and did try to get on a surfboard one time when I was a kid. I just don't like being out in all that deep water with things that can eat me. lol

Huggybear said...

I would be surprised if there are any young Aussies who can't swim. Swimming here is taught in schools - compulsory and even at Baby Care centres! I know my grand nephews and nieces could all swim before they could walk!
Even in the outback all kids can swim - learn in dams, rivers, artesian bores and even big water tanks!
Nearly every town with a population of 1000 - sometimes less has its own public Olympic sized swimmming pool and most kids belong to the swimming club for weekly swimming carnivals in the summer.
As a young bloke living in Sydney I was a member of a surf club and did my share of surf patrol.
The main rules to remember are:
1. Don't surf alone.
2. Surf or board ride in correct / patrolled zones.
3. Don't surf at dusk or dawn - that's shark feeding
There was even an organisation in the 50's to only recently
and still MAY exist which brought outback kids to the sea for a week - housed in dormitory like establishments - great idea!
PS: The latest news - Wild Oats X1 has been forced to retire due to the weather overnight - the US Maxi, Comanche is still racing but under restrictions and is now MOST unlikely to win - sail damage overnight! 14 yachts have retired.
One of the Peoples Republic of China entrants never got out of the Sydney Heads! Probably sailed into a pleasure watching yacht and that does happen!
have retired

happyone said...

No, I've never tried that.

Martha said...

I've never tried this. I'm also a very weak swimmer.

Caro * said...

I have never tried surf, it must be very fun but difficult too ! :)

Linda said...

I have never tried it but I thoroughly enjoy watching it! I love the water! :)

stephen Hayes said...

Our you nuts? There's sharks out there. My luck--I'd see a fin cutting through the water and die of a heart attack and it would only be a dolphin.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Never tried it. Never will. If for no other reason that I'm an old babe now.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I haven't ever tried, but would love to! I am the only one who has mastered our paddle board without ever falling in the water, even when it's really choppy. Surfing would be so fun to try!

Huggybear said...

Dolphins dive and break the water - sharks just have that lovely big fin coming at you. ha ha.
Anyhow when a pod of dolphins are around - the sharks are not. The dolphins will ram the shark and drive it off.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Huggybear said...

You are allowed to paddle board here on beaches in the
zones allocated. Certainly NOT near the body surfers or the general surfing lot. It is great fun if you can stay on, and that is not bloody easy with receding waves and the incoming ones - can be something akin to being in a "mix master" machine - ha ha.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

The Happy Whisk said...

I never have, but then, I'm kinda not a fan of water. Too scary for me.

Valentina Chirico said...

No, but I'd love to give surf a try!
Mediterranean waves aren't that high, especially where I live. I'm blessed with clean waters but no surfproof waves :D
Enjoy your holidays

Fundy Blue said...

I'm trying to work up the nerve to try surfing. I don't live near the ocean, so it's hard. We've been to Waikiki each of the last three years, and I've learned to paddle board, and have even caught a few waves on it. That little rush was wonderful, and I want to feel more of it. I have paddled and caught waves in an outriggers canoe, and that was a thrill! I can't wait until we go back to Waikiki in March!