Ahh…if only I had been surfing at such a wee age. Â Saturday was kind of funky as you can see, a bit onshore and sloppy, but when you’ve got tow at assistance in the way of a dad to sling you into waves you’re golden.
Akala has been in the water with me since he was about a year and half…off and on. Â His first wave was on my back and holding on to my neck at a reef break on the east coast of Taiwan. When we moved back to California it took him a little while to adjust to the cold water.
One of our first purchases was the smallest 4/3 we could find. Â He now comes out with me at OB with booties, hood, a 4/3 and sometimes spring suit on top….and lifevest when we really get serious. Â His little brother too.
Here’s his bro surfing 38th at 3ish…all decked out in rubber.
Akala has been out a couple times solo and I think it’s just a matter of time before he is charging all by himself. Â It’s really fun to see him comfortable in the waves at such a young age.
It’s such a wonderful experience to share. Â He makes me feel like 7 again and well I guess I make him feel pretty invincible.