100 lb. Club - I did it! Surfing!




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Goddess Jessica
09-05-2008, 12:05 PM
So a looooong time ago (in 2006) I tried to take a surf class at my community college (got to love living in Cali) and after the first class I had to drop it because of schedule conflicts. I never got in the water.

A couple weekends ago, a friend of mine who is a surfer offered to teach me how to surf. The bad news is that I never got to standing on the board but I did get up on all fours. The good news is that I had a fantastic time and it wore my butt out!

I thought you'd enjoy the pics from that day... Oh yes, hot bathing suit pics.. ;)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3060/2775285614_fa34819528.jpg?v=0

The waves were beautiful that day. They told swimmers to stay out of the water because of the "flash riptides" and I looked at my friend like, "Are you serious?" and she assured me that we would be fine. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/2774442995_c02d131244.jpg?v=0

This is after about a million wipe-outs and I'm trying (really hard) to stand on the board.

Anyway - hope y'all consider trying surfing. Except for the water up the nose, it was a ridiculous amount of fun.


nelie
09-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Good job Jessica! Looks like you had fun!

Surfing is something I never had an interest in despite growing up where surfing was popular.

Beverlyjoy
09-05-2008, 12:17 PM
Wonderful!

You did it...it's terrific when you get to fulfill a dream. Excellent!


Sheila53
09-05-2008, 12:32 PM
What fun!! GJ, you are the queen, excuse me, goddess of adventure! You are quite the inspiration for us all because you never hesitate to try something new and different.

dubh
09-05-2008, 01:05 PM
Yay!! Well done! I love surfing!!!! It was one of my reasons to lose weight I wanted to be fit and healthy and have more strength to be able to surf. I have only been a few times. The first time I didn't get up, the second time I got to my feet but immediately tumbled off or sprinted off the end of the board. The most recent time I got up on my feet for most waves, only stayed up for a few seconds. I hope to go in two weeks and I am hoping for a little more "up-time".

It is sooooo much fun. There are usually a few of us that have no idea what we are doing, it is hilarious.

Now I am all fired up to go again!

mamaspank
09-05-2008, 01:07 PM
I'm so jealous! It looks so beautiful there. Congratulations on giving it another try. Sometimes I think it is harder to return to something you've tried before than to try something completely new. Make sense?

GirlyGirlSebas
09-05-2008, 01:17 PM
I think you're so cool!

fiberlover
09-05-2008, 01:20 PM
:bravo: Looks like a good time!!

thistoo
09-05-2008, 01:54 PM
There is not much surfing to be had here in eastern Tennessee, but it's been on my list of things I want to try when the opportunity arises. Someday I will plan a vacation around that particular goal! Anyway, congratulations! It looks like you had a fabulous day.

valpal23
09-05-2008, 02:04 PM
First the rock climbing.. now surfing...You are my hero!

nelie
09-05-2008, 02:13 PM
Don't forget, she is the queen of the tri.

I've just started training to do a tri (or part of a relay team).

H8cake
09-05-2008, 02:13 PM
That looks like so much fun. Hooray for you, can't wait to see pic's of you standing on that board! You'll do it, I'm sure!

Lovely
09-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Jessica - I love reading & seeing your adventures! That sounds like so much fun :) I'm glad you had a great time!

S.A.S.H
09-05-2008, 02:33 PM
She did rock climbing too? Ohh Im jealous!!!

Congrats, looks like a blast, both are two things I am dying to try too. :woohoo:

FB
09-05-2008, 02:42 PM
Oh fun! Love you and your adventures. I've always wanted to surf, but I don't think the Mississippi makes for a surfing good time.

midwife
09-05-2008, 02:49 PM
So cool!!!! :bravo:

Tammy73
09-05-2008, 04:51 PM
Way to go Jessica!
Looks like a blast....I've always wanted to try surfing.
Can't wait to hear that you got into a standing position!

famograham
09-05-2008, 08:09 PM
As always...you ROCK, Sistah!!!!

Not to worry about the standing part...Rudy (my big, beefy, adventuring hubby, for those who don't already know) has been surfing probably around 20 times, and has only stood up a few times ;)

:hug:
Linda

xYourBelleMortex
09-05-2008, 11:00 PM
Omg I Wish We Had Waves In Boooooston.

Goddess Jessica
09-06-2008, 01:35 AM
You guys always make me feel like a superhero!

sweetnsassyfied
09-06-2008, 04:49 AM
Probably be cause you are!! :)

WebRover
09-06-2008, 05:28 AM
Wow congrats GJ

Omg I Wish We Had Waves In Boooooston.

Be careful what you wish for. TS Hanna may be bringing them your way. :(

Sheila53
09-06-2008, 02:43 PM
You ARE our super hero!

mezmerize
09-08-2008, 11:48 AM
Congrats! It looks like so much fun. Since I'm from the midwest I think the only way I'll be able to surf is one of those surfing slip and slide toys for kids. LOL

jennisue
09-09-2008, 01:30 PM
HI--

I use to love surfing -- try using a 8' Soft board to get up until you get use to it then move to the hard board. I got to fat and out of shape to surf but am going to set that as one of my goals. Thanks for reminding me how much I use to enjoy it.

Good luck it is a great workout for your arms and lower body. I hope you keep trying new things.

luvja
09-09-2008, 01:46 PM
Incredible! Good for you :D.
I can't wait to get back to the ocean in December! I don't have an ocean where I live, so it's very special to me.
You're very lucky.