One thing that has been on my bucket list since the start was to go surfing in Manly. It is very cliché because Manly is one of the most well-known beaches around Sydney and very touristic but I think since I am living here for a year I can‘t leave without doing it once.
The surf forecast seemed pretty good for Monday so my friends Lara and Caroline and me took the train to Circular Quay and from there the ferry that goes to Manly. We rented boards in a surfshop next to the beach and went surfing for two hours. The surf was better than I expected and we really enjoyed it.
Since I started surfing in July last year the only photos I ever took while surfing were from my first lesson. This Saturday Luce got up early with Lara and me to take photos of us while surfing. We had high tide and the water was just going back to low tide again so there weren’t a lot of waves but the ones we had were pretty good for surfing! ??♀️
Today is Saturday. I went surfing in the morning with Lara and afterwards we headed to Manly to spend the day there with some friends. Every Saturday there is a very nice little market and today was a volleyball competition which we watched.
Today is Sunday. After the swell was too high and the sea too turbulent to surf yesterday, I gave it another try today. I started my day with a selfmade berry smoothie bowl with some granola.
I arrived twenty minutes prior to my lesson so I sat down on the stones and watched some of the professional surfers.
The surf school initially planned to go surfing at North Cronulla but there was a lot of water moving around which made the sea unsettled and hard to surf. So we went surfing at South Cronulla where the water was a lot calmer and the conditions good for surfing.
After surfing I used the time to do a try-out session at a gym not far from Cronulla.
And now I have to return to the usual Sunday routine, meaning doing homework and preparing for school.
This weekend I‘ve finally been to Bondi Beach! Since summer isn‘t far away and Bondi is crowded in summer Luce and me decided to go there this Sunday. It is beautiful and I really want to go and surf there one day in summer 🙂