Friday, May 18, 2012

Surfing in Maui

In Maui I learned the secret to surfing in the ocean: Weigh 50 lbs or less! Caleb and Abby both loved learning how to surf.  I scouted a few businesses that taught people how to surf and then Caleb and I rented a surfboard and tried to stay within ear distance while they taught the basics of surfing.   We then hung out at a great learning area with small consistent waves. With a little push to get him going, Caleb was easily surfing for 100 yards plus.  The hardest part was him trying to get the 9-foot board back out past the breaking waves.  He beat at the waves until I body surfed in to help him get back out to the rolling waves.
  Abby joined us on the second day of surfing and surprisingly she loved it.  She seems to think that all surfers keep their hands fixed in the 'hang loose' sign,  constantly posing while on the surf board. She did great. I'm now a proud papa of two surfers.

Monday, May 14, 2012

We had a fantastic trip to Maui.  Lots of fun stuff and lots of relaxing too.
I bought a new waterproof video camera before our trip and started putting it to good use.  Here's my first video of some highlights as we snorkeled.  Caleb never really felt comfortable with the snorkel gear, but Abby loved it.  She's hang on the back of my shorts and we'd take off.  We saw several turtles, lots of colorful fish, and tons of beautiful coral.