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The other side of fear

By June 17, 2017 Surf more
The other side of fear

5 weeks of Polzeath Ladies Surf Club has flown by and Tuesday’s session marked the end of the first phase. Looking back, I can see just how much I’ve achieved in a relatively short space of time.

5 weeks ago I couldn’t pop up properly. Years of bad habits meant I’d repeatedly gone to my knees and I wrote myself off as a lost cause. But thanks to a supportive environment, fantastic coaching and some perseverance, I’ve nailed it!

So on Tuesday I wanted to focus on the next step and another big hurdle – paddling out back. Now I’d corrected my pop-up, it was time to venture back into the lineup and have a go at taking off on unbroken waves. George had mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait.

Except when it came down to it, I was scared shitless. Which was weird, considering I’ve paddled out back numerous times before.

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Polzeath Ladies Surf Club

By May 25, 2017 Surf more
Polzeath Ladies Surf Club

Ever since I moved to Cornwall, I’ve wanted to join a weekly surf club. Primarily to progress my surfing, but also to meet some more likeminded ladies. I hadn’t found anything suitable and I’d pretty much given up on the idea…

Thankfully, Polzeath Ladies Surf Club came along at just the right time.

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A surf of firsts

By March 27, 2016 Love, Thoughts

Kernowsurfgirl at Polzeath

Sometimes a surf session doesn’t have to be your best for it to still be amazing.

I’ve been waiting for the evenings to get light enough for me to surf after work and with a run of smaller waves, offshore winds and sunny days last week, I spied my chance to head to Polzeath straight after work.

Polzeath sunset

It was the first time I’d surfed after work.

It was also the first time I surfed alone.  I’ve always surfed with other people but my other half was too ill to join in yet despite being the only one in the white water, I didn’t feel remotely nervous or wierd.

It was an amazing evening and really special. I sat out there in the ocean and watched the sun go down feeling so grateful to call this beautiful place home…

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Cold water surf days

By February 20, 2016 Surf more

Final

The thought of venturing out into the sea during winter is enough to give anyone the chills. Fortunately this year has been pretty mild so I’ve been getting in at every opportunity. I’ve reaped the benefits of plenty of swell, empty line-ups and uncrowded beaches which has meant more practise time out in the water. I’m even preferring it to the summer months!

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