Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Surf Chicks

I know it's October, but there are still those two summer events that I have yet to document. I really need to get them posted before I can move onto pumpkins and sweaters and boots. If you're completely over swimsuits and sunshine, I apologize upfront for this annoying reminder.

This summer BSD resurrected his surf camp. When the neighborhood kids were all younger, BSD took them out in pairs and taught them all to surf.  This was the group in 2005. Just to give you a bit of perspective, the boy directly behind BSD holding the board is now a senior in high school. Boy, how time flies!

The boys above are now all very proficient surfers. So this year surf camp was just BB and her friend, S.

Surf camp always starts off early in the morning with a nutritious breakfast.

So that campers are strong enough to carry their own board.

They learn to survey the ocean to decide if it's safe to go out.

Some days the waves just don't cooperate.

And some days they do.

This year the girls were able to paddle into their own waves without help from BSD. 

So now there can be more days like this.

Yes. Both BB and her friend, S earned their diplomas. They are officially "Surf Chicks" now. And to celebrate we ended the week with a sunset dinner on the beach.

The Big Ballerina may have earned her diploma. But we still have one more ballerina to go. Somehow I don't think it will be long now though.

18 comments:

Kristin said...

OMG, you're killing me here! I'm packing my bags as soon as I get done typing and am officially giving this move a lot of thought! LOVE, ADORE, COVET thy post!

Cindy said...

Oh Kim...seeing that sand and surf...this FL girl can smell, feel and hear it too....oh how i miss!!!!:)
love the flashback comparison.
time does fly, sadly huh?
dinner looks like so much sandy fun
have a happy day kim

Gabe said...

oh, I wish it were still summer here. Yesterday I refused to put away my flip flops and wore them to Drews game. . .my feet were complete icicles before the end of the game. I haven't had shorts on in a month. . . its depressing!

Love, love this! looks like both the girls are naturals!

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

JEALOUS. That is all.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

That looks awesome! I still need to learn how to surf. I really love the photo of everyone enjoying the sandy picnic!

sloan said...

WOW!!! surfing was a huge part of our culture growing up in florida, too, so i really 'get it' on this one - love that BSD does the 'camp' and I love that your girls are so proficient - BB looks GREAT up on that board ...and so does LB for that matter - so impressive!!

Jen said...

Oh girl...we are all gonna need lessons. This looks like so much fun! Sign us up for surf camp in May...we will be there for sure. Ill let you know the dates as soon as I get them. WE will try to come a day early or stay a day late so we can enjoy all the sights!
And...The photos are gorgeous of course!

Nicolle said...

I love seeing your girls on those surf boards. That is so cool! That second to the last picture is so neat, I love the angle. What fun!

mandy said...

coolest thing ever.

Bridget said...

Such awesome surf pictures!! Congratulations to the new Surf Chicks!!

Amy said...

Oh wow. Love all of these. Congrats to BB and her friend!

karren said...

These are wonderful! Look at those kids go...what fun they are having. They are good! Congrats to them.

karren said...

These are wonderful! Look at those kids go...what fun they are having. They are good! Congrats to them.

Kerri said...

I came over here to tell you something and just realized I never left a comment for this post. I remember reading it...I must have been in a hurry- sorry! Your girls have such a fun life! What a dream to grow up by the water...with a cool surfer dad! Your pics are awesome- as usual.

I was stopping by b/c I saw this costume idea on a blog...and though of you guys right away. The blog is- http://befickle.blogspot.com/2010/11/happy-halloween.html
It's the picture with the dad in it! Too funny!

Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

How Awesome is that!!! Why don't I live closer? First I would want to learn to surf, and second I would want a picture of me just like the one of your youngest.

And third we could hang out.

Andrea said...

These are amazing. I'm soooo jealous! How lucky are you to live somewhere like this! Congratulations surf chicks!

DuckEggBlue said...

I was checking out your ten on ten, they were fabulous and then I saw these, fantastic.

DuckEggBlue said...

I was checking out your ten on ten, they were fabulous and then I saw these, fantastic.