Wednesday, July 17, 2013


A few days ago, we were feeling very energetic, and decided to try to surf. We went to Mana Kai Beach which is supposed to be a very good beach for going on boogie boards, body surfing, and for going on paddle and surfboards. In the mornings between 7:00am  until lunchtime the waves are small, but the winds start picking up around noon until 5:00 pm.
We rented our surf board  from across the street, and carried it to the beach.  We didn't have anything on our roof in the car to hold the surfboard, so we couldn't go far with it. As we put the board onto the water,  we had to pass through the shore break into the deeper part of the ocean where there were no waves so we could stand on the board. When we watched other people go surfboarding and paddle boarding, it looked so easy, but when I tried it, I found it to be a lot harder than it looked. The board is very wobbly, and it is hard to stay balanced. I got knocked off the board many times and it became very tiring to have to get back onto the board over and over again. We each took turns trying to get up on the board and counted the seconds to see who can stay on the longest. When we became cold, we rode a wave on the board to get out. Then we built a few very tall sand castles, and dug many deep holes. We had a wonderful day, and will never forget this experience. 

Have you ever tried to surf?
 How did it go for you?


  1. Dear Sarah,
    You have very beautiful pictures. You all very brave, I can't even imagine to surf or even stand up on the board.It looks like it was not a lot of waves, otherwise it will be even more difficult to stand up on the board. I see that Michael tried what about Hannah?You had a good time in Maui and I know you will go again,
    Love you,
    Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene

  2. Dear Grandma Tanya and Grandpa Eugene,

    Thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely comment! I really appreciate all of the wonderful comments you always leave on my blog.

    If you were able to swim, you probably would be able to stand up on the board. Hannah tried and she was really good at it, as she is light and small, so the board doesn't shake as much.

    I miss you very much and hope to see you soon.

    Love from you granddaughter,


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