🌄 ADVENTURES 9 - Surfing (South Africa) - Surf's Up!
The beach in Durban is the perfect place to learn how to surf, so when a friend of mine offered to teach me, I jumped at the opportunity.
Although it was overcast, the climate is tropical, so it was actually very warm and the Indian Ocean is always a pleasure.
It's a lot easier to stand up on a bigger board. They are a lot more forgiving when it comes to balance, so perfect for beginners.
First I had to learn how to "pop-up", from lying in a push-up position you have to swing your legs under your body, while keeping your head up.
It's pretty easy on solid ground...
...much more difficult in the water - even on the small practice waves near the jetty.
After bailing MANY times, I eventually managed to catch a few waves.
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