After a couple of failed attempts, I finally got to go on a trip to Baler, Aurora to try surfing. And was I excited! My friends and I arrived at the beach at around 5 in the afternoon. Unfortunately, there were no more surf boards and instructors available. We decided to just take a dip, play around, and come back early the next morning.
We came back at about 8 am. The sun was a bit high up (so much for our resolve to come back early). Nonetheless, we went on with our mission. We found ourselves 6 instructors for 6 eager surfers and proceeded with the lessons. The first part was learning the parts of a surf board: the nose, rails, deck, tail, and fins. Then, we were taught the proper positions while waiting, getting ready to stand up, and the stance whilst riding the waves.
At long last, it was time to surf! Every fall humbled us but made us more determined to conquer the next wave. Every smooth ride made us feel content and overwhelmingly in control. Needless to say, we all had our fair share of both funny wipe-outs and proud glides and we enjoyed every minute of each one.
The experience left us feeling stoked and wanting more.