Surf Divas The Girls Curl the Surf in California

Written by Lena Hunt Mabra


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The morning is bitterly chilly and everyone is huddled in warm-ups over swimsuits, sipping hot coffee fromrepparttar local's favorite before hitting-the-water hangout. I wrap my hands completely around my cup of Mexican Baja Java or something of that sort to keep my fingers warm.

The sun makes its break fromrepparttar 137735 clouds and it's hotter than blazes! San Diego likes to tease. Each morning it looks like there will be a downpour like you've never seen and thatrepparttar 137736 whole day will be ruined. But as usual,repparttar 137737 sun makes its debut and viola! instant year 'round paradise! However, a word of warning for you. Once again, San Diego likes to tease its visitors. Don't letrepparttar 137738 hot sun fool you for it doesn't warmrepparttar 137739 Pacific Ocean. Trust me, I found outrepparttar 137740 hard way! On a previous trip, after traveling for hours to get torepparttar 137741 coastline, I mad-dashed it and plunged in headfirst only to facerepparttar 137742 cruel reality thatrepparttar 137743 water temperature was only inrepparttar 137744 '60s and notrepparttar 137745 '80s ofrepparttar 137746 Atlantic and Caribbean that I'm used to.

Our driver Don from Beach Limo pulls up in his shiny-as-glass car right on time. They say not to judge a book by its cover and this is definitely true with Don. He looks like one ofrepparttar 137747 lead characters inrepparttar 137748 movie, "The Godfather", but is as gentle as a teddy bear with a great sense of humor. My daughter Candy plays withrepparttar 137749 car's controls as Don patiently drives us torepparttar 137750 shores of La Jolla.

Surf Diva is located a short walk fromrepparttar 137751 beach. We hearrepparttar 137752 commotion of construction workers as they race to beatrepparttar 137753 deadline of Surf Diva's new expansion torepparttar 137754 2,000 square foot location just below their current boutique.

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Learning to Surf With Corky Carroll

Written by Josh Eelson


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First we learned how to get over or underrepparttar waves we didn't want. It was this moment whenrepparttar 137734 real work began - paddling. The key, as Brian explained, is to make sure your shoulders are back, your feet are together and you paddle hard. This is exactly what we did forrepparttar 137735 first 45 minutes or so inrepparttar 137736 water.

Sometime after learning more aboutrepparttar 137737 basics and techniques, we headed again out to sea to try and catch some waves. The waves were moderately small, so we sat on our boards waiting for a set. As I bounced around like an unbalanced buoy, I noticed something off inrepparttar 137738 horizon about 60 yards out.

"What is that," I said to myself. "There it is again." And just as my eyes squinted enough to focus in, out popped three triangularly shaped fins shuffling southward betweenrepparttar 137739 waves ahead of us. Our presence went unnoticed as three dark gray dolphins swam perpendicularly past us. It was one of those moments that makes you realize how glad you are to be a long way from your cell phone or any other electronic device. It's refreshing to be completely atrepparttar 137740 mercy of a seemingly infinite body of water. But alas,repparttar 137741 waves did come and not a moment too soon.

Paddling hard like Brian taught us to, I pushed and pushed to stay in front ofrepparttar 137742 quickly growing curl. I crashed and burned on this first wave, but eventually I began to get a grasp of this surfing thing. As we walked back onrepparttar 137743 beach to take a rest, allrepparttar 137744 students gathered in a line so each person could have a photo with Corky Carroll himself. He stood there next torepparttar 137745 surfboard with a warm grin. Students were excited to have a photo taken withrepparttar 137746 surfing expert, and Corky hwas delighted inrepparttar 137747 opportunity to teach others his tricks ofrepparttar 137748 trade.

Corky Carroll,repparttar 137749 other director ofrepparttar 137750 school and ex-professional surfer, explained how a wave could rear its face at you. "Sometimesrepparttar 137751 wind blows againstrepparttar 137752 wave ripping offrepparttar 137753 crest. It can leaverepparttar 137754 rest ofrepparttar 137755 wave jagged and rough." Overlookingrepparttar 137756 progress ofrepparttar 137757 up-and-coming surfers, Corky toldrepparttar 137758 story ofrepparttar 137759 gnarliest wave he ever

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