Ok, I did it. I bought a surfboard and even took it into the sea. Very cool indeed. This is what I learnt.
1. The starting point of surfing is to get balanced laterally on the board. So don't do it when there are big cross currents. (But it wasn't going to stop me today!)
2. You can go really fast on even small waves.
3. It's addictive - just one more ride in, no just one more . . .
No I didn't get to stand on the board - the surf was way too unstable and I've never done this before.
The weather was absolutely beautiful - and to think that I nearly stayed in cold Grahamstown and worked on my computer! I ended up preparing most of a sermon in the car overlooking the beach.
Can't wait for next Monday!