While in New Zealand, I took surf lessons in Raglan. It was fun and I did get upright on the board ONCE, but the fun ended quickly when a wave swept the board out of my hands and it landed square on my temple. I tried to get up one more time, but the searing pain in my head finally got the best of me. I figured I’d stop while I was ahead.
Having the first surfing encounter behind me helped a lot when I got to Byron Bay in Australia. With the help of the instructors I got up several times and I even managed a few waves by myself. I never imagined that I would like surfing as much as I did. It’s definitely a sport I will be doing again.
Thanks for a dedicated photographer, I actually have proof that I did it.