Monday, October 20, 2014

Surfing at Dogmans Beach

{Melissa and Jojo paddling for another wave}

{uncovering some driftwood}

{the kids loved playing with these hermit crabs}

{the girls enjoying some Cardamon Streusel Coffee Cake}

We've been so fortunate to find a small playgroup with some other moms in Rincon. It has been really nice to get to know other people in the area. One amazing mama that we've met is Melissa, owner of Puntas Surf School. She and her partner Nolan took us, and another family that we've met through the playgroup, out surfing yesterday at Dogmans Beach. This was a first for both Ben and I. It was so great to get out there are get over the fear of it. While I never stood up on the board, I had a few nice rides on the waves. And the paddling. Oh, the paddling. What a workout! I tried keeping up and Melissa, in her second trimester, would give me a push and even pulled me along for a little bit. She is amazing! And what wonderful instructors Melissa and Nolan are! Before we even made it home our ribs were hurting and my shoulders sure did protest this morning. I looked at Ben this morning over breakfast and asked him where he was sore. He responded with "where am I not?" That about sums it up! My thought on the matter was that I am so glad I'm not a tourist and I don't have to go out and do it again today. A bit of a rest before the next outing is good thing. 

While we took turns out in the water, the kids had a great time playing. We watched pelican, after pelican dive into the water head first for fish. Sand castles with moats were made to trap some hermit crabs. Scampering and exploring around the rocks with friends. It was a great day at the beach!


  1. I'm so glad you're having such a good time! Those kids sure look happy!

  2. Good job getting out there! I remember when I first skied, I could barely walk the next day.


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