Sunday, May 31, 2009

Tearing up the surf

I find it impossible to not be transfixed by long board surfing. I love the delicate dance the surfers do up and down the length of the board as they ride a long, steady wave into shore.

While I've always dreamed of being an Olympic swimmer (medals don't matter so much; the experience of the international games is what does), if I could be great at another sport, it would undoubtedly be surfing. 

I've only surfed once; off of South Africa's coast. Man it was tough. What a workout....those men and women who wake up every morning to jump on their boards alongside waters cleaner and more excited than the Potomac ;) are brave souls. 

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