Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean. - Ryunosuke Satoro
That kind of community spirit was perfectly appreciable during our Steemfest surf experience.
Let's kill the hangover!
That's how we love to steemfest!
Is there anything better to kill a party hangover than catching some waves in the Atlantic Ocean?
I don't think so.
After two days of conference and some heavy dance sessions at 'The night of steem', putting our heads into salty water was much appreciated. So a group of Ocean lovers decided on doing a day trip to Penich, located 100km in the North of Lisbon.
When we arrived at the surf spot called 'Baleal' my heart leapt for joy.
Baleal is one of these places on Earth where you need only 5 minutes to feel as if you were on vacation.
Praia do Baleal (Southern part) - What an amazing day!
3House Surf Shop - Our starting point
Steemfest & surfing perfectly match!
Some members of the surf crew took a bus from Lisbon to Penich, others rented a car.
I'm terribly bad at remembering names and didn't take notes during Steemfest (huge mistake = learning), so please apologize if I don't remember all the user names now. Definitely and literally on board were (please add the missing names): @nomadnessie, @heiditravels, @gargon and @pgarcgo (witness @cervantes), @anomadsoul, @lrock, @lukestokes (witness @lukestokes.mhth), @juanmiguelsalas, @alanfreestone, @martin-wichmann, @j0rdan, @steemrollin, @lafona (witness @delegate.lafona).
In the end we were around 14 steemians paddling in the water.
@lrock took around 1,000 pictures with his professional camera at the beach (including some nice group shots), so I'd recommend you to follow him in order to get the whole picture :)
EDIT: Warming up before entering the water (picture stolen from @pgarcgo :-))
At the 3House Surf Shop, we rented some boards and wetsuits. It was €16.00 per person for two hours (if I remember well - seems that my memory suffered during the last days, lol).
When I asked the guy from the surf shop if the water temperature was around 18 degrees Celsius he started laughing out loud. 'In your dreams,' he replied. Haha!
I had never surfed in cold water before, so I was pretty curious to know the difference. On Lanzarote I had been surfing in a shorty even at the end of October. That was definitely not an option for Baleal!
Even though the Ocean had only a temperature of around 15 degrees Celsius, nobody was freezing during the session.
Our long winter wetsuits kept us warm.
Two hours later the happy hangovers from the night before were killed and we felt fresh and energetic again. Awesome!
Here's how happy surfing steemians look like after their recovery session!
@surfermarly after the first set (love that wetsuit!!!)
When the sun started to set slowly, the spot revealed some true magic.
The day was obviously perfect. While it was raining in Southern parts of Portugal (as other steemians told us later), we were really lucky with our weather situation.
We fully enjoyed the perfect mix of sun, clouds and mellow winds.
What a romantic moment!
Probably my favourite picture
We would definitely recommend to celebrate future Steemfests close to a surf spot (just saying in case you were reading this @roelandp ;-))
It would be huge to repeat that session with the same group or even more people.
Catching waves all together was so much fun. While the water had a physical healing effect, the group dynamic was fuel to our souls.
As on steemit so in the water: this community really rocks!
Thanks to all of you for making the day special. I will remember this surf experience forever and hope we will celebrate a lot more in the future!
Big hugs my fellow steemy surfers and see you all soon,
PD: Un saludo especial a la comunidad hispano-hablante!
Dado que español es mi segundo idioma (después de alemán) y el grupo de surferos tuvo la gran oportunidad de estar completado por grandes miembros de la comunidad hispano-hablante de steemit, quiero añadir algunas palabras en español.
Lo que más me ha sorprendido durante esta actividad (y realmente toda la conferencia), es el hecho de que miembros de steemit son capaces de conectar enseguida, sin importar de dónde vienes o quién eres (en tu vida real). Ha sido un gran placer vivir esa dinámica. Hasta diría que me ha dado un extra "boost" y me siento aún más unida a la red y sus usuarios.
Steemit es diferente? A qué si! Si alguién necesita la prueba, que me llame :-)
Asimismo les recomiendo viajar a Steemfest, aunque requeriría un esfuerzo (económico). No merece la pena sino lo siguiente. La transferencia de buena vibra, conocimientos, ideas y demás no tiene precio. Les prometo que no lo arrepentirían.
Así que: nos vemos el año que viene :-)
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