The Best Feeling In Surfing



Photo: Eliza Oldfield

Maybe the best feeling in surfing is catching a wave with your son & watching him climb unsteadily to his feet for the first time.

Here's our Noa last week, finding his feet at the very same beach I learnt to surf at over twenty five years ago, with his grandfather sitting out the back beaming with pride. At one stage, all three of caught a wave together & it was one of life's good goosebump moments: three generations sharing a significant experience in a surfing life.

We hit this bank as a family together for five days straight: five days of surfing, bodysurfing, hole making, sandcastling, wave jumping, icy-pole eating goodness. Our car looks like a sandpit. We're all a little sun-touched & surfed out.

We're happy.

12 comments:

  1. Classic moment. Best wishes to you.

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  2. Just bought our daughter an early birthday present (wetsuit, booties and a boogieboard). She was stoked and wanted to go surfing instantly after. Waves were crap but she didn't care. She caught her first wave and you could hear "YAHOOOOO!" echoing through the lineup.

    Probably won't be long before I take her out on my big board and I imagine we'll have to buy her her own little surfboard shortly after.

    Kids = perpetual stoke!

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  3. Beautiful mate!!! I'm so proud too :)

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  4. Life is full of special moments. That is special. A new connection that will last a lifetime.

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  5. Thanks mates. Definitely a true high tide moment in life that I will remember & treasure forever. All joy.

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  6. Lovely! Hope that some day I get to experience such a moment for myself.

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  7. Beautiful moments for your family! thanks for sharing your stoke.
    Aloha, Cher and Steve

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  8. Thanks mates. We keep hitting the same bank as a family. Noa is stoked. Happy times. I am grateful.

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