Hang Ten, Brah

After getting rained out on Friday, our surf lesson finally happened on Sunday morning.

We met Dustin from Saint Augustine Surf School on Crescent Beach for the first surf lesson either of us had ever taken in our lives.

I’ll tell you right now, for me, this was a humbling experience.

For my Soul Sista…well, she snapped to her feet like a jungle cat and rode her very first wave all the way to shore. 

Little booger.

I fell off my surf board approximately 535 times before finally figuring out how to stand up.

And then I rode a few waves all the way into shore too.
It was a good day for us both. I just had a slower start. ☺

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This photo would be so much better if my eyes were actually open (doh!)
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According to his website, Dustin is the owner and head instructor of Saint Augustine Surf School and has been coaching people how to surf since 1998. He may be a surfer first and an instructor second, but I found him to truly possess the gift of teaching. He understands that successfully instructing someone is both a physical and mental endeavor.  There was no doubt in his mind that I’d be able to surf during our lesson, and therefore no doubt in my mind either.

I’m probably not meant to be a world class surfer, but I’m certainly looking forward to seeing Dustin again and giving surfing another try. I think the All Moms Surf Camp has my name written all over it.

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Paddle Board Yogis: SUP Jax

One item that’s been on my personal bucket list for quite some time is paddle board yoga.

Black Creek Outfitters in Jacksonville hosts a SUP (stand up paddle board) yoga class every Saturday morning on Lake Skinner, directly behind their store.

These photos were taken during our class:

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I am so glad we gave this a try! I love yoga, have practiced for years, but had never tried paddle boarding before. Somehow, amazingly, I made it through the whole hour-long class and didn’t end up in the lake (and actually did some yoga.)

Shocker! I know!
(however, you will not find me doing any inversions in the above photos.
I’m saving that for next time.)

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At the end of class, our fabulous instructor, Kate, gave us time to
practice on our own and pose for a photo op.

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This photo was miraculously
taken in the millisecond that we were both in “tree pose” at the same
time.

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Literally .0005 seconds later, we looked like this:

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For more information on SUP yoga in Jax, check out their Meetup page at www.meetup.com/supjax.

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You know it’s been a good day at the beach when…

your boogie board gets mangled due to excessive use (see below).

We christened her “Delilah” before she was laid to rest.
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Our first beach day was supposed to start off with surf lessons, but we got rained out and our lesson was canceled. But since we were already there, we decided to wait it out.

It was touch and go there for a while, waiting to see if the weather would clear.

We sat in the car and watched it rain.
And waited.
And sweated.
And texted.
And tweeted.
And facebooked.
And sweated some more.

And then the sun came back out.
And we did this:
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