During our mini-holiday at the end of the larger not at work holiday we went to Carrickalinga and stayed not very far from the beach. The first couple of days we were there it was a bit windy and cool and not really conducive to going in the water, not for me anyway.
That didn’t stop my son, however, as he was in every day. The day I took the photos below, was a bit warmer and I took them before I finally went for a swim myself.
He borrowed a friend’s boogie board. I must get his own as he really enjoys using them and this time he stayed out there for a bit.
There were a group of other kids not too far away and maybe he was copying what they were doing but I admired his patience. I can just see him looking for a bit of a wave.
As you can see the waves weren’t very big but at least I don’t panic when they are only this big. He doesn’t mind the bigger waves though and knows how to handle them.
When I went in I took my friend’s daughter who’s nowhere near as confident in the water and was very wary of the waves. I showed her what to do and she ducked down for two of the waves and was very proud of herself. Hopefully that will give her the boost she needs for next time.
The water looks divine. I am thinking of buying surfing lessons for Mr 11 – suggested and recommended by a friend, who really spoke highly. Your post reminded me – I think I will do it.
Rhubarb, that sounds like a great idea and I’d be interested to see how it goes. I’m thinking of JJ joining a local swimming squad.