S is for Surfing

And as Storm Callum ravages the UK, I sit here on my desk, warmed by the heater and sipping a mug of hot tea looking at these images of little T surfing over the summer and wishing I could could go back to those moments on the beach, watching my little girl as she misses a wave and has to do it all over again with that determined look on her face I love so much.

After several tries, she manages to pull herself up and ride with the wave.  I asked her once what it was like, she said it’s like being on top of the world!

And she loves it.  She absolutely loves it and it’s also a thrill to watch her from ashore.  I don’t worry about her, because my husband is never far from where she is.  Admittedly, the waves here in Widemouth Bay in North Cornwall can be very rough, but he’s never far and we also make sure that there are lifeguards around.

If you happen to find yourself in North Cornwall next summer and you think you or your kids would be interested to learn how to surf.  Do contact Miles, little T’s coach.  He was brilliant with her and her friends.  He had them all standing by the end of the first lesson.  Click here to find out more about him.  He is the best coach in the area.

Back to reality, as I hear the winds thrash our house and the surrounding trees in our garden and I’m reminded that summer is indeed over and that I’m wearing wooly socks to keep my feet warm from the cold.

Wouldn’t it be great though if we could step into these photographs of our summers on the beach, lighting our old rusty bbq, and staying till sunset and till the last of the surfers are gone.


  1. Looks and sounds like great fun, especially the fire on the beach at the end! I have lived in Devon & Cornwall for over 3 years now but am still yet to go surfing! I think it’s the thought of putting on a wetsuit lol

    • I don’t blame you. Bought a new wetsuit last summer and I hate wearing it… though to be fair it does help when the water is cold!

  2. Cornwall is a lovely part of the world. Live water sports and would love to have another go at surfing xx

  3. Tracey Kifford

    My two love the water but have never tried surfing. I must arrange some sessions next year

    • And if you’re in the area, get in touch with Miles, he’s a really good instructor 🙂

  4. Bless her saying on top of the world! It would be amazing if we could step into the photos away from reality now

  5. Oh wow just look at her go – so empowering for her! You must be so proud 🙂

  6. Cath - Passports and Adventures

    Sounds like you had a lovely summer. Yes, it’d be great if we step into our summer pictures to relive the fun before summer returns. And how awesome is your daughter for mastering standing up on a surf board. I’d fall down every time!

  7. She looks like she is having great fun, mine love trying new water sports but not tried surfing yet

  8. What an amazing thing to have. She looks like she is enjoying it and ia very good!

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