Surf Girl Mag og os…

Netop hjemvendt fra en frygtelig arbejdsuge på Lanzarote, og jeg har fået post!!

Surf Girl Mag & Fireplace

Så jeg lovede at fortælle mere om turen til Portugal, men istedet for selv at skrive så meget, vil jeg viderebringe Jess’ teks fra Surf Girl Magasin

The feature in Surf Girl Mag!

The feature in Surf Girl Mag!

Progress in Portugal

As the dark nights descended upon us, SurfGirl’s Jess Monk packed her bags and board for the sunnier climes and warmer waves of Protugal…

I’m tired and happy, sitting at Faro airport after a week at the girls-only surf camp, Chicks on Waves, based near Sagres.
During my tines there I met some amazing people and my surfing came on leaps and bounds in just seven days. Our surf coaches, Concha and Anna, were brilliant. We were up early every morning to beat the crowds and get the best time for the tides -which was often just as the sun was rising.
As well as water-based instruction we also had daily video analysis. Watching ourselves meant -as well as having a giggle- we could really see where we needed to improve and what to try back in the water. Being with like-minded girls helped us push each other and achieve our goals. One vital skill I learnt was to read the waves more accurately: instead of catching every one, it’s important to save your energy and pick the right wave. If the set is closing out wait for the next -it’s probably going to be a lot more fun. We were also taught where to sit in the water and about channels that get you out the back faster, saving your arms for catching waves.
I took part in the intermediate week, for girls who could stand comfortably and want to progress in surfing. […]
Those were Jess’ words in SurfGirl 

Okay, det er en reklame for camp’en, men det var simpelthen en dejlig uge med nogle vildt skønne chicas. Jeg kan ikke vente til vi tager en tur til Cornwall på næste surfcamp-meetup. Jeg har bestemt fået venenr for livet, hvis jeg prioritere at mødes med dem ude i verden.
Jeg er ikke lige så god til at lære på sådan en uge, som andre, fordi jeg altid har frygteligt høje forventninger til mig selv, og mine præparationer var frygtligt dårlige til denne tur. Det sidste halve år, har jeg stort set ikke lavet sport, kun blevet doven og taget kilo på. Og frem for alt, har jeg været ved at dø af arbejdsstress. Har simpelthen arbejdet alt for meget, og min boligsituation er meget kompliceret, så det har ikke rigtigt været muligt at gøre, det der skulle til for at få bygget de arme, der skulle til, for at surfe. Men summa summarum: turen var god, og jeg savner pigerne og varmen og surfen hele tiden!!!

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