When in Hawaii
When you go into a restaurant in Canada, they often have hockey,
football or baseball on the TV's. In Hawaii, they had surfing
competitions on the big TV's. My dad kindly gave the kids
money for Surf lesson but we didn't really have a plan on how to
spend it before we arrived. We spoke with Dean and Meredith
and they recommended Enzo at Swell
Maui Surf Lessons
so we booked a pair of back to back lessons
and drove out to Ukumehame Beach Park for our morning classes.
Both kids got dry land training (how to stand up) and then Enzo
headed out with Claira to get her going. He has a GoPro on a
clamp he attaches to the front of the board which captures the kids
successes and splashes.
And sure enough Claira was able to stand up and ride a wave!
Next up was Nara. Same idea -
paddle out past the surf area, line yourself up and catch a wave
in. Enzo provided all of the intelligence - he could spot the
wave, got Nara going in the right direction and told her when to
Similar to Claira, Nara was able to stand up and ride the wave in.
Us parents stayed on shore. I brought out the birding lens and
recorded video of the kids catching waves. That GoPro turned
out to be handy - Enzo would press the record button (one shot a
second) just before the kids got started. This was my queue to
start recording. I did a poor job of focusing these videos
(it's a skill I need to learn) so please excuse the endings.
It's hard to understate how much Enzo enabled a good day.
There is a lot of skill in timing the go (especially on a small
wave) and his timing and nudges enabled the kids to succeed.
Claira and Nara with both so tired (or lazy) that Enzo wound up
paddling them into shore.
People: Claira(7), Nara(7)
From: John Harvey Photo > Surfing
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