What’s happening: Surf wipe out

in blog •  9 months ago  (edited)

High in the hills in the mist of the morning,
Doing a “down dog”, cobra” or “lotus” pose,
Who would have guessed that my practice of yoga,
Would be amongst surfers on the Cantabrian coast.

“Playa de Oyambre” is broad, stunning and fine-sanded,
With white waves breaking and some that's just landed.
Surrounded by hills in a natural park all green,
Nestled between Comillas and San Vincente - it’s a must see!

The surf camp is pitched in the gorgeous rolling hills,
The bohemian setting will provide us new thrills.
Not beach bums, nor drop-outs or reserved for just pros.
Surfing’s for everyone - even us city folks.

For old and the young - for kids of all ages,
Dudes and dudettes - surfers of all phases.
Bring your swim suit, sun screen - good attitude is best.
“Star Surf” will most certainly provide all the rest.
Manuals, goodie bags, surf boards and leashes,
Wet-suits, rash vests and a tanned person who teaches.

Oh least I forget - take bed sheets and a plate setting,
With our last minute plans -had no clue what we’re getting.
Never assume what “deluxe” means when camping,
We were quickly reminded that this is not “glamping”.

Suppers are served in a communal atmosphere.
With healthy warm meals - your hunger will disappear.
For extra euros - strong drinks/cocktails you can order,
Or enjoy free infused water with lemons or cucumber.

After breakfast and dinner beautiful notes are bring strummed,
My daughter and new friend - sung - people were stunned.
Nightly fun-tivities - movie, theme party, a sunset walk,
Or a Beer Pong competition - it was absolutely the talk.

One rule to abide by - silence from 11:30 p.m.,
It’s music off, voices down - to avoid any mayhem.
As early the next morning, some must meet by the sea,
To warm-up - stretch, do eagle poses - whatever will be.
For yoga and surfing has an ongoing love affair,
Focussed breathing, core strength, flexibility -some traits that they share.

This summer surf story now makes quite a twist,
This plot change surely you must not miss!

For about 2 days, we were warned of heavy rains,
Our anticipation was not in vain.
For it was about twenty three thirty three,
That heavy winds came and caused a melee.

Surfers were blown involuntarily to their tents,
The wind “huffed and puffed” - it blew malcontent.
Disappoint? the weather gods surely did not,
The flapping tents could end up in one giant knot.
It rained, it stormed, winds whistled all night,
But the tipis sturdy fabric were ready to fight.

The next morning the camp ground was quite a sight,
We shared tales of excitement, of worry, of fright!
There are pros and cons vacationing in the north of Spain.
Now we know that rain does not fall “mainly on the plain”.

But all’s well that ends well - with the calm after the storm,
As conditions for surfing became better than norm.
For after the red flag, came perfect waves you see,
Then pros and beginners could practice with glee.

Alas - this rhyming story must come to an end,
As my surf summer fun took quite a sharp bend
and landed in a tale of an unruly storm,
So now my story takes on a new form.

View from yoga deck - 8 a.m.
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Daily warm-up before surfing
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Beautiful Playa de Oyambre

Communal camp area
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Captivating sunset
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Beer pong competition: bald or grey heads=over 18 and parental supervision
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At sea
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Breathtaking views
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Great read, and wow, you take stunning photos.

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Aww thanks a lot @gray00. I really appreciate your feedback. It was a beautiful and inspiring location. I made the photos with my iPhone 6S.

I loved the fact that it was written as a poem... :)
looks like you had a great time, and also like the countryside at the end. I grew in a tropical island so now that I live inland I miss the ocean, the blues, the salted breeze. I cannot complaint, I live surrounded by beautiful Nature, not very far south from Cantabria) but my spirit calls for the sea sometimes.
I liked that sunset and the clouds over the waves
I have no idea about how to surf though and probably would drown hahaha :) I never was a good swimmer

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Many thanks @yidneth - I appreciate it. It was fun to write this rhyme. I was mesmerized by the countryside. I hope you get to visit the sea sometimes - it has a special energy.

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Hopefull soon, my closest see is in the Basque country but being over an hour drive I usually stop before in a river pond. I still go every summer a few times and have not yet. Maybe in the weekend. I love Nature I always draw great part of the inspiration of my songs from it.

This is brilliant! I could look at these pictures all dsy

... Don't wanna think of what it was like.... Being down there. Such a nice poem or "rhyming story" to go with it. Cheers to more perfect waves bro.

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Really appreciate your feedback @solcross and that you enjoyed the photos. Hope I could transport you there for a bit via the story.

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Indeed. I have a wild imagination. Thanks mate.

this looks like so much fun, I would love to be one of the dudes here relaxing and enjoying some time off, really nice post...thank you for sharing :)

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@vladivostok - you are welcome - it was indeed fun. Beer pong melted inhibitions - surf got better even on the table-tops -lol

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this post is amazing, I love to see quality content creators get the rewards they deserve, especially when they are as cool as you :)

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Aww @vladivostok - thank you -you are so kind. Remember I hang out with you and get to meet nice steemian on Discord.

Hello very nice photos it looks like so much fun in a lovely environment:)

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Yes - it certainly was @drawmeaship. It was all the right elements in a simple setting. I also met some great people.
I see that you are french - I am in your home country -wrote about a french village over a week ago - u might like it.

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Ha where are you in france?im there at the moment as well but leaving soon:(i will have a look at this post

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I am now in Marsales, Dordogne-next to Monpazier. I love this region. Where are you?

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Im in the vaucluse in the south it is also a beautiful region. There many great place to visit in france this is great that you are travelling out of paris lots of travelers just stay there and as much as i like paris i think there is others beautiful places in france especially in little country town you can have a better feel of the country i think:)

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Indeed there are so many great places- so many more than Paris - with a different kind of charm. 🌞😀

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Absolutely:)

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Thanks so much @curie-I truly appreciate your recognition and upvote. Nice motivator.

Surfers are really specific bunch of people! I enjoyed reading this post, @momogrow. Nice story, beautiful photos.

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Thank u @zorank. Indeed it is a special bunch of people. Luckily many families too so we did not stand out. 😀

Wow nice 👍 up for the great story , great pictures and especially on beer 🍺 pong :-)

Thanks for sharing 😀!

I like to wakeboarding, but real surfing would be another level ✌️

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Many thanks. Yes the beer pong night was very memorable. As I mentioned in another comment- good surfing was apparent even on table- tops.
Surfing is truly a special sport and the fitness level should never be under- estimated 😀.
It is worth trying even once.

Wow, I'm jealous. Those are some amazing photo's and I love the way you did the post with the poetic prose style. Simply outstanding.

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I think the setting helped to inspire me. I had a great time.

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It really looked like a blast, and the yurt village was pretty cool.

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Yes - the surf camp was very relaxed with all ages. The activities were all fun as well and created a perfect atmosphere (with strangers).

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It really sounds awesome, How did you find it?

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We found “ book surf camp” via Google - told them we are a family and received Star Surf as an option.

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Cool, I'll keep it in mind for our next adventure.

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Aww many thanks for your feedback. My stay there had me in that sort of frivolous mood - it was fun to write.

lovely photos! ima read this tomorrow when my brain is awake...

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Ok great - would love your feedback

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