One of the things I wanted to do in Australia was to learn how to surf. How could I not?
I wasn’t sure which beach to go to, but I was advised by my Australian host to go to Manly Beach if I wanted a less crowded spot. Turns out this was the right decision, as the Manly Surf School was one of the only ones still open after the summer holiday.
We reached this location through a ferry, which is a common mean of transportation here. The area surrounding Manly beach is quite lively and would be a nice area to stay in as well. Other than the beach, it is a nice zone to explore on foot.
The waves were quite big and I was sent tumbling a few times all the way to shore. I was bruised and sore by the end of the day, but most importantly I managed to stand up a few times. Once, I even made it to the sand still standing. The instructor really knew how to get his point across and transfer the necessary skills.
All in all I had a fantastic day and I was quite happy with myself, as my goal for the day was to stand up once.