Surf’s Up!Sydney, Spring 2011
Last weekend, we had an IES surfing lesson with the Manly Surf School at Manly Beach. Manly is one of Sydney’s northern beaches, so we took a ferry to Manly from Circular Quay. It was a little upsetting that it was far from the perfect beach day (cool, a bit windy, and rainy), but I did not let that get in the way of my excitement of learning how to surf. Once we got off the ferry, we found our way to the North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club where we met up with our IES group and the surf instructors. After we put on our wetsuits and grabbed our surfboards, the instructors took us over to the sand where they talked about surf safety and basic techniques. After a few practices on the sand, we hit the water. For the next 2 hours, we tried to catch some waves and I managed to stand up a couple times!
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