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Surfing, Surfish Seafood and SandCastles

23rd October

sunny 27 °C

Well... today was our FIRST surf lesson, and i was pretty scared, not scared of dying, just scared because Bondi gets pretty crowded and people watch surfers and i knew that i'd be rubbish. So we set off for Bondi, our lesson was at 11:30am, so we headed for some breakfast at SEJUICED first, SEJUICED is just the best, smoothies and anything healthy!!! Ashley had a Breakfast roll and i had muesli with Yoghurt and they both were ace! we then headed further along the beach to the surf lesson place, we had to fill in a few reg forms which like said if we died it wasnt there fault and they passed us some wetsuits. Having not really had a wetsuit on before, well i wasnt expecting much but seriously... you cant breathe in them, and they told me your not meant to, so they wernt that comfy. Well we toddled off to the platform where we met with other people in our lesson and we were happy to learn that there were beginners there too, and an English person yey! So we headed onto the beach, did some stretches, got our boards and headed onto the sand. Here they taught us the safety procedures, and how to paddle, and how to stand up then we headed out to try it, i was feeling more relaxed at this point. Well... what can i say, we tried it, we loved it, first we started by just lying on the board and catching a wave.... SOOOOO much fun!!! and that bits easy!! We came back onto the sand just loving it! then the guide taught us again how to stand up and we went back out to try it. This wasnt so easy, it isnt half as easy to stand up as it looks, in fact its very hard, Ashley managed it twice for around a second, but i couldnt do it, instead i somehow landed on my knees, but that was also fun! The waves are huge at Bondi, well... compared to Blackpool and i got battered quite a lot, when your trying to get out to sea to get the waves well they come in and land on you and there was a few occasions where my head went into tha sand, me and the board were picked up and thrown onto the sand, i got huge gulps of water, i landed on someone else and when the board landed on top of me. All of these hurt!! So when i got out, i wasnt that impressed! But Nevermind. So we got changed after our lesson and we were pretty hungry, surfing is surprisingly VERY tiring, so we went to the 'Surfish Seafood Cafe' and had some food, i tried Barramundi, its was sooo good, and Ashley had Chicken Burger... but anyway... after that we headed to the beach for a while and played, like two year olds in the sand for about an hour...

Link to Pictures of us ont Beach...
Us On the Beach!!!

We later headed home and into the Freezing swimming pool before going to the apartment for a warm shower... was fun today, and i hope tomorrow that i can stand up for at least a second on the surf board, but i dont think its possible!!!

Posted by hannah1987 04:41 Archived in Australia Tagged lodging

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