As a mom (or dad) who surfs, most of us dream of being able to share our love of the ocean and riding waves with our kids.
Surfing with my kids has been a dream come true. The past week in Costa Rica has had pumping waves, and for the most part my kids are hanging on the beach with our awesome nanny while mama gets some turns in. Towards the end of the swell there were some super smooth easy peelers coming in at the bottom of the point. I asked Soleo if he wanted to catch a wave and he shook his head no, until Luna agreed. She’s 3.5 and got excited. After 18 month old Soleo watched his sister ride a wave, he was eager to get one too.
With two little ones it has been a struggle to get both down to the beach at times. We live a short walk away, but a short walk for us is still a long one for little legs. My husband Kim bought a wagon frame and wheels in the states, brought it down and added a wooden seat. Now walks to the beach are so much easier. The kids think it’s really fun to ride!
Luna is starting to get into riding a surfboard in very tiny waves and Soleo just loves running around in the sand and pointing at birds.
Ok, I get it. I never thought I would, but now I do.
I’ve met moms that tell me they quit surfing when they had kids. It never made any sense to me. Why would you quit something that you love, that keeps you healthy, fit, not to mention sane, just because you now have kids? Now I know. Continue reading When Moms Quit Surfing
After three months without paddling out, i’m finally back in the water. When Luna was about 3 weeks old I started taking her on beach walks with the dogs in the mornings. I wrapped her up in a sling, covered her head with a little hat and we’d walk down to the ocean with the dogs and look at the waves. It seemed impossible to leave her on the beach and out of my arms for any length of time, but day by day I got more and more eager to catch a wave.
Cory Lopez used to be one of my favorite surfers. After finding this video of him surfing with his daughter, he might have moved back to the top of my list of favorites. I can’t wait to surf like this with our little girl!