Leaning to surf is one of the most frustrating, yet wholly rewarding things a person can ever do. The process puts you through the emotional ringer. But fear not. We've all been there. Even Beyonce.

1) The first time you try to pop up

Boyonce learning to surf first time you try to pop up

Boyonce learning to surf first time you try to pop up

2) When the instructor tells you a joke about a Chinese wax job that you don't understand, but laugh at anyway as to not appear uncool

Boyonce learning to surf instructor tells you a joke you dont really understand but laugh to not look uncool

Boyonce learning to surf instructor tells you a joke you dont really understand but laugh to not look uncool

3) The 34th time you try to stand up, only to fall back into the sea

Boyonce learning to surf 83rd time you fall off before standing up

Boyonce learning to surf 83rd time you fall off before standing up

4) When a local (in a wig) calls you a kook

Boyonce learning to surf when a local in a wig calls you a kook

Boyonce learning to surf when a local in a wig calls you a kook

5) When somebody tells you how many people have pissed in your rental wetsuit

Boyonce learning to surf when you are told about people urinating in rental wetsuits

Boyonce learning to surf when you are told about people urinating in rental wetsuits

6) When your instructor suggests "taking it back to the beach for a bit"

Boyonce learning to surf coach suggests taking it back to the beach for a bit

Boyonce learning to surf coach suggests taking it back to the beach for a bit

7) When you're so knackered that you can't even swim after your board any more

Boyonce learning to surf too knackered to swim for your board

Boyonce learning to surf too knackered to swim for your board

8) The 134th time you try to stand up, only to fall back into the sea

Boyonce learning to surf the 37th time you fail to stand up

Boyonce learning to surf the 37th time you fail to stand up

9) When falling in the sea so much has washed all of your sunblock off your face and into your eyes

Boyonce learning to surf when the ocean washed sunblok into your eyes

Boyonce learning to surf when the ocean washed sunblok into your eyes

10) When your instructor asks if you ever do any physical activity

Boyonce learning to surf coach says be more athletic

Boyonce learning to surf coach says be more athletic

11) The first time you kind of almost half stand up...

Boyonce learning to surf 1st time you half stand up and imediately fall in

Boyonce learning to surf 1st time you half stand up and imediately fall in

12) ...And your instructor quickly tells you that it doesn't count

Boyonce learning to surf when instructor suggests you work on our surf fitness

Boyonce learning to surf when instructor suggests you work on our surf fitness

NB: They're quite right. It doesn't count.

12) When you sit, pretending to be lost in the feeling of insignificance when surrounded by the majestic vastness of the ocean, but really you're just having a quick breather because you're fucked

Boyonce learning to surf pretend your reflecting on how tiny you feel compared to nature but youre secretly catching your breath

Boyonce learning to surf pretend your reflecting on how tiny you feel compared to nature but youre secretly catching your breath

13) When you finally, finally stand up

Boyonce learning to surf first time you legit stand up

Boyonce learning to surf first time you legit stand up

14) When you've earned a high five from our instructor for finally standing up

Boyonce learning to surf when your instructor ofers a high five after the firs time you stand up

Boyonce learning to surf when your instructor ofers a high five after the firs time you stand up

NB: They will genuinely be as relieved as you

15) When some seven year old grom stylishly surfs past you like you ain't shit

Boyonce learning to surf when some grom gracefully surfs past like a pro

Boyonce learning to surf when some grom gracefully surfs past like a pro

16) After the second time you stand up, and get kind of cocky

Boyonce learning to surf the 2nd time you stand up and keep kind of cocky

Boyonce learning to surf the 2nd time you stand up and keep kind of cocky

17) And then the instructor gives you that look for being kind of cocky

Boyonce learning to surf when your coach gives you that look when yo've been all cocky

Boyonce learning to surf when your coach gives you that look when yo've been all cocky

18) When you're completely broken at the end of your first day

Boyonce learning to surf knackered at the end of the day

Boyonce learning to surf knackered at the end of the day

19) And you're joints are so stiff you can hardly move

Boyonce learning to surf so stiff you move like a robot the next day

Boyonce learning to surf so stiff you move like a robot the next day

20) But you've finally cracked it, so you feel dope

Boyonce learning to surf walking up the beach after the session when you learnt to stand up

Boyonce learning to surf walking up the beach after the session when you learnt to stand up

21) And that first post-surf pint tastes all the better

Boyonce learning to surf that first hard earnt beer

Boyonce learning to surf that first hard earnt beer

22) And now you surf, you want to go and hang with your new surf buddies

Boyonce learning to surf when you see other surfers after spending 5 hours on a board

Boyonce learning to surf when you see other surfers after spending 5 hours on a board

23) When you get home and bae will tell you how proud they are of you

Boyonce learning to surf when you finally get back home and baes proud of you

Boyonce learning to surf when you finally get back home and baes proud of you

NB: Just check to see if Becky with the good hair is hiding under the bed

24) Now you surf, all your non-surfing friends tell you that they once bought a £17 boogie-board on a holiday to Cornwall when they were 8

Boyonce learning to surf non surfing friend tells you they want to learn

Boyonce learning to surf non surfing friend tells you they want to learn

25) And when friends buddies back home suddenly think you're cool and want to look like you

Boyonce learning to surf when younleft a child returned a surfer and your mates copy you

Boyonce learning to surf when younleft a child returned a surfer and your mates copy you

26) And you finally get why a Chinese wax job is so funny

Boyonce learning to surf when all of a sudden you get the gags in SE

Boyonce learning to surf when all of a sudden you get the gags in SE

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