Two weekends ago, I made my first trip out to the beach for this year. The waves were small but we found a bump all the way down at the inlet in New Smyrna Beach. I'm not sure what to blame but I had a pretty bad day. It's the first time I wasn't able … Continue reading First Surf Day of the Season
In January, I was blessed with the opportunity to show my artwork at a local gallery. In Longwood, there's a small warehouse that houses the Kaleidoscope Gallery and Venue for the Arts. This was a lovely opportunity to get the first show jitters out of my system. The week prior to the show, I dropped … Continue reading Welcome to My First Art Show
I finally made it back out to the beach. We went RVing at Kathryn Abbey Hannah Park in Jacksonville. And even though I was a little weird-ed out by the brownish, murky water... I surfed for a bit. The water is already warm and despite having lost some muscle mass this year, I was … Continue reading Surf, Bike and RV
I used to have this routine when heading to the beach with my daughter, Taylor. We'd get up early, say 7:30 on a Saturday. We'd pack the cooler, throw our beach bags in the trunk and the surfboards on top of the car. I'd drive us over to our neighborhood Panera Bread for a breakfast … Continue reading Surf Girl Saturdays
You may be familiar with New Smyrna Beach, FL. It's a cute little beach front town in Central Florida. It's our little not so hidden treasure. We go there at least 3 or 4 times a year for surfing and beach time. It's definitely one of my favorite places. A few weekends ago my hubby … Continue reading Surfboard Shopping Part 3
I read an article last year that proclaimed that surfing is now officially a religion instead of a sport. I'm sure the group who decided this, did plenty of surveys and pulled statistics from various sources. Although there are very spiritual aspects of surfing, it's what you make of it whether it's a sport, career or … Continue reading On The Water, Alone with God
After picking up the repair kit, I mentioned I wanted to look at boards for a minute and they said, "OK" and left me to it. However, the boards are lined up front to back very little space between and no way to see the board.
I expected this to be like any other trip surfboard shopping. Which it was, until I engaged a young employee regarding what I was looking for. And boy, did I get way more information than I was expecting.
If you remember, We were preparing to go the the surf festival a few weeks ago. I went to grab my surfboard, only to discover that it had a good size crack down the middle. It was a very sad moment in my surfing history. This Saturday was the day. I was all siked … Continue reading DIY Surfboard Repair…Almost Fail
Every 3 years or so I try to make it out to the Easter Surf Festival at Cocoa Beach. I love it because it marks the beginning of the surf season for me. The water is starting to warm up and the sun is bringing the temperature nearer to 80 degrees. Before I got out … Continue reading Easter Surf Festival, Cocoa Beach