The 20 stages of taking up surfing
It's always sunny somewhere and someone is always surfing somewhere but how hard is it to take up surfing yourself? It's not that hard, not at all in fact. Here are the 20 stages of taking up surfing.
1.Pluck up the courage to finally learn to surf.
Trust us, your inner kid will be VERY happy.
2.Tell your friends you're going to do it
3.Buy a copy of Surf Europe
It won't turn you into a pro but you'll be craving every bit of surfing literature you can get your hands on.
4.Google Kelly Slater
Because he is the best surfer in the world...
5.Google Alana Blanchard
Because she is incredibly hot and makes surfing look very, very good
6.Look at buying a surfboard
Don't be put off by the other youngsters in the shop being cool, you're only there for one thing
7.Settle for buying a wetsuit
8.Book your first surfing holiday
As soon as you hit confirm you're one step closer to being the surfer you've wanted to be. Take a minute to celebrate this mini win.
9.Take your first lesson in the sea
You're off! Soon enough this could be you. But not yet!
10.Stand up on your surfboard for the first time
You'll be surfing like this is no time!
11.Have your first big wipeout, swallow a gallon of sea water (and throw it up)
It's ok, we've all been there.
13.Google Alana Blanchard again
We know! She makes it all make sense again
14.Continue trying to surf and get the hang of it
Starting to pick it up? It just gets better and better, doesn't it?
15.Tell everyone surfing is your new love
Because happiness like this needs to be shared
16.Look at the sea in a completely different way
Not sexually but you might find yourself looking at the sea and wondering if you could surf it. Either way you'll be stunned by how differently you look
17.Start caring about the environment more than you care about your own mother
It's worrying but you won't be able to get it out of your head
18.Try to turn all your friends into surfers
They might not like it but they will listen!
19.Grow your hair reeeeeeally long
It's only right that you do. I mean, everyone else does it.
20.Buy a van and live right next to the beach
It's the final step to becoming the surfer you've always wanted to be.