If you haven’t noticed yet I am one those people who wants try ALMOST everything. I say almost because I have no desire to try scuba diving. The thought of being that far under the water is not my thing. I need to breathe.
One thing I have always wanted to do is try surfing. While looking for a surf instructor and I found Rhody Surf. Rhody Surf, owned by Bobby Drought, is located on Second Beach in Newport. It was created in 2011 in efforts to spread his love of surfing and the environment. It’s this deep love of surfing that has brought his surfing school to win many accolades for teaching the art of surfing. It was voted this years Newport Life’s Magazine Best Summer Camp by all of the publication’s readers. Rhody Surf has also been recognized by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine’s Best of Rhode Island for Surf Lessons and Yankee Magazine Best of New England for Rhode Island’s Best Service Company.
All those awards led me to believe hat I had found the best of the best surf school so I was excited to start. Rhody Surf has all the gear you need to start right on the beach.I was super excited about getting to wear a real wetsuit. I wanted to look the part.
The first part of your lesson is getting to know your surfboard and its parts. My instructor, Hillary, was fantastic. She was very patient with me. I was taught on a hybrid board. A hybrid board is a board that can be used as both stand up paddle board and surf board.
After I learned all the basics of the board and how to pop up it was out on the water we went. Hillary would wait for a wave then give me a little nudge and that’s when it was go time. I was really nervous that I wouldn’t be able to get up but I got up on the first try. I love the picture below because you can see how happy the instructor was for me. It was one of the most exhilarating feelings to surf! Everyone should try it.
I caught about five waves in an hour and that was good enough for me because my body was physically exhausted. I felt my age for sure because I was sore in all kinds of places. I absolutely loved my surfing experience and I hope to own my own hybrid board some day!
To enter to win.
1. Like Rhody Surf on Facebook.
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Winner will be selected on Monday August 17th.