So yesterday was the Surf Girls ‘Surf & Skate’ day with Gee from Chix Surf School and Smoothstar.
The training had already been postponed for a week due to massive conditions so we were hoping for some nice waves and sunshine this weekend. Well, we got the sunshine but the waves were bigger than we were expecting, a lot bigger.
We met at Dee Why Surf Club at midday to check out the conditions, there were some larger sets coming through and just as we decided head out a massive rouge set came through that wiped out the back line. After witnessing this the longboarders in the group made the call to postpone their session with Gee to another day, all in all a wise move.
We checked the conditions from the beach with Gee, gave it the thumbs up and 3 of us hit the water. We watched a few waves role through from the back line to see where people were sitting and how the waves were breaking then built up the courage to tackle a few.
With Gee in the water with you you’re not going to sit there out the back comfortably watching everyone else, you work it for the full session. We were called onto waves and were occasionally given an encouraging push to help us along, there was no backing off.
We all got waves and I think we all gained a little more confidence in larger waves. It is always better to go out as a group. Confidence in numbers and experience. I think all 3 of us will remember the '20' wave set we had to battle through, Gee thought we had gone in!!!
Out of the water and meeting up with the rest of the crew on the beach we headed for Curl Curl and our Smoothstar skate session. With the skate session we can try and right some of the wrongs and bad habits we have in the water and also increase our surf fitness.