We headed out to Sceale Bay bright and early Wednesday morning. Down on the beach was Spike, the surfing instructor. We poured the kids into their wetsuits and the kids were assigned boards. H11 was particularly pleased to get the purple one.
After some brief instruction from Spike and a quick practice on the sand, it was time to head into the water. H11 took to it like a duck to water, but C7 was a bit nervous. With a bit of help from ACW he was happy to ride the board in on the little waves. After a few dumpings he dragged his board out of the water and announced that he was NEVER surfing again. He even went as far as to write “NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO! more surfing” in the sand (just in case we didn’t get the message).
ACW went out to help H11 as she was very busy making friends, but missing the good waves. There were a few mishaps, but she eventually got the hang of it.
Even though C7 protested, we were definitely coming back tomorrow so H11 could have another go. She spent most of the afternoon on ebay looking for a surfboard she could afford. So if you know anyone who has a 7’2” – 7’6” softboard and/or a small ladies wetsuit going cheap, let me know. PS apparently colour is important: pink, purple, florals. I have been told that just because you’re a surfer, doesn’’t mean you can’t still look good.