A day at Surf house As Furnas
July 12, 2017 09:00 a.m.
After a restful night; still a little bit tired after the many paddling yesterday, I drag myself down to the breakfast buffet. Bread, ham, cheese, tomatoes, avocados, eggs, jam, yoghurts, mueslies, fruit, juices, coffee and tea, … the selection is big. This is how a day starts off well: a delicious power breakfast on the terrace overlooking the sea and the first rays of sunshine on my back.
July 12, 2017 10:15 a.m.
Let’s go to the beach – Let’s go surfing !!
The swell forecast on Magicseaweed says 0.7m from the west, low wind and low tide at 2.00 p.m. The optimal conditions for the house spot. The surf equipment is already in the surf bus and after less than two minutes drive we arrived at the beach As Furnas.
I put on the wetsuit, grab the surfboard and walk to the sea, where the waves have already started to break.We are altogether ten in the surf course, as today Fabian and Elena want to try it themselves and have only rented the surf material.
Kathi, our surf instructor divides us into two groups: Celine, Andi, Lisa, Thomas, Anne and my girlfriend Steffie are in the beginner group and Patrick, Desiré, Jenny and I are in the advanced group. After the warm-up, my group is now going in the water while the others once again practice the take-off on the beach. Kathi explains how to get through the waves the easiest way and after we got washed a few times we all made it in the line up.
Now it’s time to pay attention, when a wave comes pddle fast and strong enough, do a clean take off and ride the wave nicely ….. if that was just that easy. Good that we have our surf teacher with us, who tells us what wave is good, in which direction we should go and gives us feedback afterwards.
July 12, 2017 01:00 p.m.
Sun, beach and relax!!
That was a great surf session. I had really good waves tody. Especially very long ones. With my last strength, I take off my wetsuit and throw myself on my towel in the sand. The other group is already out of the water; except Steffie, who can never have enough 🙂
After we have eaten our lunch packet, Steffie, Celine, Andi, Patrick and I go for a refreshment in the beach bar.
July 12, 2017 02:30 p.m.
Back on the surfboard !!
And off we go with the second surflesson. During the break, Kathi told me a few things I should focused on: bend the knees, eyes and arms in the direction of the wave, …. Surfing is just so much fun! I could be in the water for hours, if only my arms were not so heavy;)
July 12, 2017 05:00 p.m.
Pooltime, yoga or language course!!
A cool beer by the pool and Steffie by my side; what more do you want. Listening to music, reading a book, dreaming and relaxing; life is good.
After a while, also Elena and Fabian are coming back, talk about their surf day and then go to the yoga platform with Ana, our yoga teacher, Celine, Andi and Anne.
Desiré joins the Spanish course, to refresh her Spansich from the university. The rest of us stay by the pool and Patrick starts mixing the Ligretto plycards.
July 12, 2017 07:00 p.m.
And finally a massage !!
Today, Steffie and I let ourselves be pampered and so we signed up for a Sport – Relax – Massage in the Surfhouse. That is just awesome for my back after a lot of paddling 🙂
July 12, 2017 08:30 p.m.
The first course is a mixed salad with croutons, for the second course you can choose between a fish curry with rice or a beef fillet with champignons and cherry tomatoes and for dessert we have watermelon or ice cream. Simply delicious !!
After the meal, we all stay outside in the garden and enjoy the beautiful summer evening. Lisa starts playing her good music, Thomas brings a new round of beer, the sun goes down, … and a wonderful day is slowly coming to an end.