The sun was shining last Saturday and it was a good 23 degrees in Cape Town. For that reason, I really wanted to go outside and do some activities on this beautiful day. On Social Media I saw a lot of pictures of surfing dudes who were catching the waves in Muizenberg and it looked so cool that I really wanted to try that aswell. That is why number 8 of my bucketlist was learning to surf, and Saturday was actually a perfect day to go for it. Me and my friends booked some surf lessons at Adrenaline Hunter and we drove around 11.00 to Muizenberg. Our surf teacher gave me a small purple surfboard, and I was quite happy with it because I thought that small boards were easier to use, but actually the truth was the opposite... 

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We had a warming-up and stretched our legs and arms and got some information about how you have to stand on your board. The cold sea was waiting for us and when I almost could not stand anymore I jumped on my board and waited for the perfect wave to catch. The funny thing is that I had never tried surfing before and I had no clue what I was doing. The first attempts were a disaster and I had more sea water in my mouth than under my surfboard. My teacher helped me and gave me a push in the right direction, but trying to stand up on your board was really hard for your arms and legs. He gave me a longer and heavier surfboard and I tried it again. A miracle happened and for the first time in my life I stand on my board and surfed with the waves to the beach. Just like a child I was really happy and had a lot more fun during surfing. After a few hours our muscles started to complain and we decided to stop and order some well-deserved burgers at a beach club. 

Do you also want to scratch surfing from your bucketlist? Please feel free to asks more information at the reception of IH Cape Town! We are offering different activities so there is plenty of choice for you!

See you all! Anouk

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