On the first attempt, Alisa told me to turn and start paddling quickly. I did as I was told and suddenly received a huge push from behind, tried to pull up on the board and promptly fell. In my head I was thinking, "Man, I thought I was doing great paddling myself, but that Alisa is so powerful coming from behind to push me." After a couple more tries and falls....
I can totally see why surfing can become addicting and it is probably a good thing that I don't live on the west coast because I would be out there watching for waves to ride like those 20 others. It was truly exhilarating and exciting and just so much fun. I could have gone on forever, but after about 2 hours and several successful rides, my body just wouldn't let me paddle out anymore and we called it a day.
|Alisa and Me after surfing|