Here’s the story.
We went to Santa Monica on Saturday (29th Sept) for a day out to go paddle boarding with our friends Liza & her husband Kostia. We sent off at 9.30am to beat Carmageddon (closure of 405 freeway) this was a doddle.
When we got to Santa Monica we met up with paddle board instructor and he gave us our wet suits.
Sorry no pictures of that.
Any way he took us all down to the ocean edge and then it hit me
“Arrrggghhh I have to go in through the surf, can I do that?” Liza also had the same thought.
Kostia was the first to go, he made it look so easy.
I was next. I got going out through the surf then hit hit me. A big wave I mean. I brushed the first one off. But, the second, third and fourth came pushing me under and going up my nose, then the panic kicked in. I apologized to the instructor he said it was fine. So I made my way back to the shore.
Dr. Tibbs was next. He got going paddling with his hands and then suddenly he progressed and knelt up using the actual paddle. Liza & I watched as our husbands went further out towards a buoy that was the meeting area out in the ocean. Whilst we stood there paddling in the pacific chatting but keeping an eye out to sea.
After about an hour of watching we saw them heading back and moved down the beach to meet our beloved husbands.
Chris came in on the surf after taking surfer advice to kneel back into the waves and it would bring him in. He looked so cool if I do say so myself.
I went and helped him in with the board & paddle. We went down to the ocean so we could talk deeper than just the typical day at the beach stroll.
After finishing at the beach & getting changed we went for a walk along the ocean front.
We got a great view of Santa Monica pier. the picture above was taken a year ago but it still looks the same.
After lunch we decided we should go for a small walk back to the car to be able to head home so I got snap-happy again.
And so ended our day trip to Santa Monica, I think needless to say a great day was had even if I didn’t go paddle boarding.