Ollie is a diehard boogie boarder. He will not let Ryan help him on the surfboard so it's been hard to try and teach that kid. He said Ami can use his board till he is ready to go surfing in the deep water. He likes to stay closer to the shore and is apprehensive to get too deep. He tears it up on his board catching waves and standing up. I tried to get a video of some of his moves. By this time, he had been out in the water for over 3 hours solid. The kid loves to be in that ocean.
I had fun going out on my board for the first time and was sad when I realized that the 6 year olds next to me were a million times better at surfing:) It was hard work and my arms were killing after about 10 minutes in the water. I stepped on the reef a few times not realizing I had cut the bottom of my foot and of course my first thought was, now I'm a target for the sharks! It was so shallow but it didn't stop me from being irrational. I was paddling on my board at one point and was scared to death when a dark shadow came from under the water only to realize it was a sea turtle. They are so amazing, I could watch them forever. Anyways I got up on my board 4 times and crashed way more than that. I'm excited to get out and practice more.