My third day of surf camp was pretty simple—high winds, big waves, and choppy water.
Big waves, you may think. Good for surfing?
Unfortunately, the water was choppy and really crazy. Rip currents were churning, and the wind made it difficult to skim board, too. To sum it up through the life guard, a red flag was flying that day.
Yet I tried surfing for the first two segments, because I knew I wouldn’t get many chances to surf. I fell a lot, actually! The tide made it hard to get the board under control, too. But I managed to ride a wave or two.
Eventually, Ben, the leader of operations at camp, decided it would be best if surfing was canceled for the rest of the day. We could either go home or skim board for the last segment.
So I stayed and skim boarded! We went down the beach a bit further to the flats, and a counselor there tried to help me get a trick known as a “pop shuv”. Unfortunately, I fell most of the time.
Still, the camp day was pretty fun! I got to skim board and surf and overall learn some new things, so at the end of the day it was worth it.