Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bodysurfing at the Beach!

Saturday was a perfect day to be at Pensacola Beach! The yellow flag was out and the waves were great for bodysurfing! Gemma and I spent almost four hours at the beach and I probably spent at least three of those hours in the water. You know the waves are good if occasionally when you jump into the wave wrong and it smashes you into the sand! To feel the warmth of the sun and hear the sound of the waves is like nothing else. I was able to catch several great waves.

It's interesting being out there watching the waves and deciding which one to ride. I spend most of the time watching and deciding to wait for the next wave until suddenly I decide this is the one and jump in. I guess it can be compared in some ways to riding roller coasters. For roller coasters, you wait often for an hour for a ride that lasts only a minute or two. When body surfing, you try out many disappointing waves, but sometimes you catch one that pushes you along like nothing else and it's definitely worth the wait!

I wish every day at the beach was as perfect as that one was!


Victoria said...

It does sound wonderful at the beach. It has been a long time since we were there. Hope we can visit again, perhaps soon. Glad you had fun.

Love, Mom

ivory said...

It was great to talk to you on the phone the other day and hear first hand how great your trip was.

Glad you had fun!