In order to add to my repertoire of “jack of all trades, master of none” I decided over my end of the year vacation I would take my first surfing lesson. Every day I drive through Malibu on the PCH and see surfers out there catching some waves and enjoying that beautiful Pacific Ocean. Well now I’m on my way to joining them and becoming a surfer bro. I feel like I can’t live in Los Angeles and not try it, and one of my lifetime goals are to ocean surf and Snow ski in the same day. I almost pulled it off within 24 hours of each other since I skiied on Thursday at Big Bear and then had my lesson scheduled for Friday. But high winds and the subsequent wild waves led my instructor to postpone a couple of days. Anyways, the lesson went great and I had an excellent time. It was quite tiring and I never did get to stand up and truly surf, but I made a ton of progress and am sure I can at least catch one wave for real and ride it like a newbie on the next lesson! My instructor was great and really helped me catch the basics and not hurt myself in the process. Either way, it was an excellent typical Malibu winter day with mid 60s, bluebird skies, and acceptably temperate water in a wet suit.
Hoping next time to not be recovering from a go Karting injury anymore (another story) and looking forward to eventually buying my own board and suit and getting out on the water on a weekly if not nearly daily basis.