Thanks to Julian for teaching me and my boyfriend surfing over the last few days. He made us believe that with a bit of practice we can become good surfers, which is something I didn't think possible. It was definitely worth doing it over 2 days for the extra lessons and practice.
He gave different advice to both of us to cater to our needs. I'm not a strong swimmer but felt confident in the water with Julian near by on the occasional wipe out. He also helped me to catch some of the bigger waves and perfect my jump up on the board.
My boyfriend is a strong swimmer but at 6ft2 he struggled with his balance to start with. Julian didn't give up on him though and he was soon catching some big waves and standing up.
Now I have learnt the basics I can definitely see surfing as a future hobby and look forward going back to ticket2ride for a bit longer to eventully master surfing the unbroken waves.
As for doing it in October, the sea was surprisingly warm and I stayed in it for over 2 hours without feeling cold. The waves were also pretty high (without being too scary) which added to the speed of the ride and the adrenalin rush.
I definitely recommend ticket2ride for all shapes, sizes and abilities.
The seiners restaurant is well worth a visit after you have worked up an appetite with a good discount for student surfers.
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