Growing up in Colorado and living here all my life, I’ve never really had the opportunity to get on a surfboard. I’ve always wanted to give it a try, but I haven’t had the luxury of spending enough time on the ocean… until now.
It’s our last story on the road to Southern California and there’s nothing I wanted to do more than surf! I got my first lesson from the girls at Surf Diva Surf School. The company is founded by two sisters who really want women to learn surfing in a fun and encouraging environment. They got me fitted in a girly wet suit, hooked me up with all the gear and gave me all the instructions to go out and surf like a pro!
When you get in the water and look around, it doesn’t take long to realize that surfing is a sport dominated by men. That’s why Surf Diva is so popular because they give women the confidence to go out and try it, with instructors who’ve been there. They’re the #1 surf school in the world and now I know why!
Our instructor Alyssa Neubarth walked me through the fundamentals. She says, every woman is different… some women pop right up, some women don’t get up their first day. I was determined to do this! It might be my only opportunity for a long time…
I have to admit, I was intimidated at first and had my fair share of wipe outs…
But once I caught that first (tiny) wave, I was addicted!
Hey, even the boys were falling off their boards… I think I can hang!
I know, if I lived in California, I’d be out in the water every week. It’s sunny, warm, the views are amazing… how cool is it that you can surf in the middle of WINTER!!!
The Surf Diva Motto: “The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun!” That couldn’t be more true.
So… when can I go back?!?
Thanks again to Vitalyte for flying us out to their home base… We truly had an unforgettable trip to San Diego!!!
Catch our story Thursday night at 7pm on The Deuce!