One of my life goals was to learn how to surf, and as you can see by the above photo, I have crossed another thing off my to-do list. While on my recent trip to Maui I made it a point to sign up for surf lessons and I found myself under the tutelage of a rad dude named Sonny at Maui Wave Riders in Lahaina. My lesson began at 7am one brisk morning in Lahaina and I’ll admit I didn’t know how things would go. Having been an athlete for most of my life, I knew my coordination would be a bonus, but riding waves never seemed like a sport that came easy – I didn’t want to fail, I wanted to do well. My instructor was encouraging with a tough edge and equipped us with the best surfing advice possible “never put your head down.” After a bit of on land warm up and practice, we hit the ocean for what would be an incredible experience for me in Maui. Let’s just say, I’m going to try to surf a whole lot more while on vacation.
Believe it or not, I only fell once while on my board, and it was my first attempt. I was feeling pretty boss for a beginner. Now who would like to join me next time?
Maui Wave Riders
133 Prison Street
Lahaina, HI 96761