Doing Some Magic: My First Windsurfing Experience! [Video Inside]

in surf •  3 months ago

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Well actually trying new things is part of my routine, and if it's a new sports activity then I take to it like a duck to water. Today I made my very first windsurf experience ever, and I can tell you that I had a real blast!

Winds are blowing strong on the isle of Lanzarote lately, so one needs to adapt their habits to the weather conditions.

C'mon, let's do some windy magic!

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@surfermarly trying new things...

Learning from the best!

Lucky me, Canary Islands are a windsurfer's paradise, and there are a lot of professionals teaching us newbies here.

Someone recommended me to go check the PRO Center from Antxon Otaegui, the ex European windsurf champion.

That was a good choice!

They offer high quality equipment and a great personal support. There was one more rookie in my today's group, and both of us had quite a good start, even though this was our very first time windsurfing.

Go check my very first time setting sail!

I hope you enjoyed the little excursion as much as I did!

Today's session was a test run, but since I had a lot of fun doing is I'll definitely start a complete training course now.

If you ever traveled to Lanzarote and wanted to go try windsurfing, I'd highly recommend you to go check the PRO Center Antxon Otaegui: professional equipment and nice people!

Remember: Make a habit of trying new things, it'll keep you alive!

Today's album:

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Marly -
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Oh YEAH you did it! 😎 Good to read you did like it, so now you're even attending a complete course 🤙

How long was the test run? What did you learn at this test run?
Waters your sailing look great though!

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Yay I did it, haha!
We were 2 hours in the water. I can't feel my arms anymore :-)
We learned to lift up the sail, surf left and right and also tried to turn around (which I will need to practice again next time). It was a tough challenge but also lots of fun!!

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Hehe I know the feeling in the arms 😉 Best feeling in the world once you start planing whole day long hanging in your harness and in the evening you got the feeling your arms are 10cm longer 😀

So in 2 hours you learned to sail back and forth and even turning? That's really awesome! Turning is always difficult. Now with my back my gybe's won't work anymore as they did. Lost the feeling so even I am still practicing turning again I keep on losing my balance while halfway the turn🤣

When will your next lesson start?

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Haha, yeah they're definitely 10cm longer - not even mentioning the muscle soreness I feel today's morning :-D

Oh yeah the balance... I drank a loooot of saltwater yesterday, haha! I guess SUP is a good way of training it?

I purchased a voucher for 7 lessons and I can continue whenever I want. Today my charity event starts, so I guess I'll be in the water again tomorrow or on Wednesday.

Have a good start into the week! :-)

Windsurfing is great fun along with the skill progression (I still have a lot of fun to experience).
Keep it up to get the blasting feeling at planing.

Liebe Marly! Sehr sehr cool! Ich dachte mir, dass wir viel viel öfter mal neue Dinge ausprobieren sollten. Neugierig bleiben wie die Kinder :-) Danke für diese Erinnerung

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Genau! Immer neugierig bleiben, Dinge ausprobieren, auch wenn man sich mal ein blutiges Knie holt :-)
Freut mich, dass es Dir gefallen hat! Schönen Sonntag Abend Dir :-)

Good post, this looks very interesting.

"A mind stretched by a new experience can not return to it's original dimension"
Yes! it is . So, experience is a trigger of mind expansion! Thanks @surfermaly for providing such experiences. My sight is well fed; boutifully.

hahahahahahahahaha.. lol

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wow great your post keep it up

It looks like a lot of fun.

潇洒,矫健!

Chic, healthy!

Nice post.

@surfermarly too much interesting and funny blog.

En Venezuela tenemos una playa que se llama el Yaque, es brutal para cualquier deporte acuático.

Wow!!! Very impressive. Looks so much fun but I’m sure you need to use a lot of strenght right? So much fun following you. Thank you for sharing your adventures wit us :)