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26 July 2010
Daydreaming.... This place looks amazing. I wanted to go to surf camp for my 40th birthday, so I can be like theseladies, but things went all ahoo with the job search and then moving and all. Maybe this coming spring...who wants to go?
Yeah, it's kinda pricey for 1 week, and of course doesn't include airfare or all meals. It'd definitely be a splurge, but I'm in favor of marking my milestone birthday (however belated) in a splurgey way, if I can save up for it.
Oooooh. I want to go. I've always wanted to surf. That looks so great. And I love that it's all women. And the idea of a week all to myself with something so fun to learn sounds .. just amazing. My last vacation was 5 years ago. What a great idea. I didn't even look at how much it is .. that would be too much reality for this lovely dream.
My big (and only) sister was the surf champion in the family. She was a bit better than I was, but that was enough to get her nearly into the elite of women's surfing. There was no money in it then, though.
I was just another guy out in the water. I also had to inherit her old boards.
I still have a board and a wetsuit, and whenever it's decent and I am in So Cal at my mom's I'll go out.
Jon's actually the one who would love to learn how to surf. I'm sure he wouldn't mind all the ladies around, either. :) I'm more a boat kind of person myself (I did used to water ski, once upon a time).
As an overweight Mid Westerner, surfing was never the obvious athletic choice for me. But I've been an avid spectator since I was a kid. My Netflix is full of surf movies and I subscribed to Surfer magazine for several years. Plus my family still makes fun of the fact that on a Florida vacation I made them detour to Ron Jons Surf Shop where they insist they thought I was going to cry when I walked in. Surfing and scuba diving are at the top of my list of things I want to do before I die. I get hopeful every time I see something on TV about an old guy that surfs everyday but didn't start until he was in his fifties. It might not be too late.
Oddly enough the only time I didn't live near a beach was when I lived in Central Tokyo. But I never really got into surfing because no one I know does it so I feel I dunno a bit stupid about going and and being so crap at it by myself.