Surfing Queen comes to town..

Trip Start Oct 30, 2007
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Trip End Jan 30, 2008


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Monday, November 5, 2007

Ended up having 2 surf lessons booked. Alex was at 11.30am with Surf Camp and he was going to demonstrate how it was done and having learned from the master, I was to go later @ 3pm.

Alex's approach to surfing was somewhat interesting as it didn't seem to involve standing up on the board Also the instructor had a novel approach, which was to bob around and occasionally wave to his students. The other 2 students also didn't seem to be able to get up either.
At this point, I was rapidly going off the idea of surfing, especially when I met my instructor & he asked if I had tried any other sports involving balance.....skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding....or anything involving falling over.....er no! In fact I said, "I'm scared of falling over" He must have thought, "we've got a right one here!
After some land coaching, we went out on the water and next thing I know the instructor is saying "Here comes our wave" and I was thinking, 'I'm not ready yet', so I couldn't believe it whem I got up 1st time and managed to stay up. Neither could Mr F .....hadn't even got the camera out yet! Not a problem as I was getting up most times and even managed to wave at one point Had to chuckle to myself as I was imaging Mr Meldrew back on the shore thinking...'I don't believe it!!' By now I'm really in to surfing, but the sun was going down, so we had to go in, plus I was getting some nice 'surf rashes' from rubbing on the board. 
So we've ended up staying another nite in Mal Pais....moved to another hotel, next to the surf shop and best surf, bought some surf shorts and hired the board for 24 hrs to catch some more waves (or at least I did!).
Mal Pais is a pretty spot & has been great for surfing & great weather, but not much else to do, so we're moving on to Montezuma in a few hrs.
Ps Mobile isn't getting any signal at the mo, so the only way of contacting us is via yahoo email.
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michellecrack
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Well DONE!!!!
I know when me and Dave went surfing in Oz it was amazing and I managed to get up first time which was well wicked feeling. Dave got up 3 or 4th time, so we both had fun surfing a few waves in our lessons.

I hope the crocodile didn't get in the way.......
Shelley

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