Monday, August 19, 2013

#ThankYouMiami for Creative Surfing Alternatives

Since I married a surfer who lives in Miami, I have quickly learned that if you surf and you live here, you have to be extremely creative. Otherwise, you will slowly lose it - because it is more often flat than not.

Once in a while, when the conditions are just right (i.e., South Florida gets a hurricane or some storm swell), South Beach can get like this or better:

But, most of the year, South Beach looks like this:

Don't get me wrong. These are very enjoyable conditions for the typical beach-goer who is looking to lounge seaside and maybe take a dip once or twice if it gets too hot. It is also a suitable situation for the few locals who have somehow managed to fit stand-up paddleboards in their closet-sized South Beach apartments. But when it's flat, I know my husband will likely be moody and that I am responsible for finding him a minimum of five alternate activities to keep him entertained.

That is why I #ThankYouMiami that the local surfing community is extremely creative. In a strike of genius, Miami surfers have resorted to surfing in innovative ways that do not depend on weather-made waves. Enter skurfing and wave pool surfing.

is the love child of surfing and water skiing, where you are towed on a surfboard behind a boat. To skurf, you will need a surfboard, a ski rope, and the Florida staple: a friend with a boat. I was too scared to partake during the boys' last skurfing session (so I can't tell you how it feels to do it), but I did manage to capture some rad pictures for your viewing enjoyment:

Wave Pool Surfing is similar to regular surfing, but it takes place in an enclosed environment that smells strongly of your local community pool. Some aspects of wave pool surfing that the boys enjoyed after their last session at Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando are: surfing in a less crowded environment; having a guaranteed number of waves; and, knowing that each wave will be fairly consistent. The draw-backs: knowing you have a limited number of waves; potentially falling on concrete when you wipe out; having to share the A-frames; and, realizing your board bag smells of chlorine the day after.

Are you a Miami surfer? What creative surf alternatives do you or your  friends partake in when there are no waves in Miami? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet @ThankYouMiami!


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