Summer vacation - surf lessons in Kissamos
Early morning in sunny Kissamos in Crete. Beginner surf lesson with Kalo Surf. It's the second surf lesson of Mark and his family, and the third and final surf lesson of the birthday twins. Glassy waves were waiting for us upon arrival at Kissamos bay. This makes the surfer jump for joy. The goal of the day was for all to practice what they have learned so far and to have a lot of fun. The morning sun created a nice atmosphere on the grassy area, where we made the warm up and the theory part. Then we went in the shallow waters, maximum hip high, so push & jump and catch the wave. In surfing the progress might seem small but they are big individual successes for each surfer and the personal rewarding feeling is everything!
The afternoon course surprised us with bigger and steeper waves. After a nice warm up surf coach Andy showed his teenage group how to paddle out behind the impact zone and catch the unbroken waves so everybody got a taste of riding a bigger waves, even if it's just for a short moment sometimes. We are so lucky to have one of the last empty surf spots maybe in the world, so each participant can try his maneuvers and take his time. By the end of the course we hugged and said goodbye to Pia & Rosa. We became really good friends with each other during the course of two weeks and sharing so many different surf experiences together. Thank you so much for surfing with us. And keep on surfing, of course!