Surfers.. A community
We are rich, poor, weak, strong, talented, vulnerable, tall, short, fat, skinny, young, old, lost and found, we are all this and much more, we are surfers.
Tips for Surfing in Mexico
--Know at least some Spanish and be willing to use it or have someone in your
--Try to avoid large towns like Tijuana, especially at night, even if it means you
--Always bring U.S. money in cash, don’t rely on the fact that your ATM/debit
--Buy Visas. It’s a pain, but if you get pulled over and don’t have a Visa the
--Anticipate that things might go wrong, but don’t go overboard. Make sure your
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Peaceful Indulgence by Leona
So happy, I almost feel guilty.
Carlen soul surfing, photo courtesy surferpix.com
Both my confidence & courage have increased so I’m braver than I used to be. Like after I catch a bigger wave or I learn a new spot then I am more confident and wonder, what else I can tackle? -carlen
"For me, the sea is like a person that I've known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I surf I talk to it. I never feel alone when I am out there."Gertrude Edell
Surfing has taught me to be patient with myself. To realize that each day is different, some days I feel graceful and fluid, some days things don't flow and I feel frustrated and challenged. Some days I feel strong and confident. Some days I feel weak and timid. But each day I surf I realize that this is the beauty of life, no day is the same and no wave is the same. Learning to surf was has been a long path for me, at times I didn't think I could do it...but I have never been willing to give it up. The days that I feel graceful and fluid are so magical and wonderful that is keeps me coming back to the sea. But it is the days that are difficult that have taught me the most. They have taught me to be patient with myself and realize that I will only learn at the pace that is appropriate for me on my path. I can't rush it, although I wish I could sometimes! These lessons have helped me lately, as I push myself in other areas of my life I remind myself it is all life and the same rules apply in the water as out. Take each day as it comes, each challenge one at a time. Treat others with respect.If you fail, that is ok. It is part of learning, take that lesson and apply it to the next challenge...much like if I fall off a wave or miss it ..Use that experience to help you.