Since I hadn't given Natalia a proper introduction to surfing, we thought
we'd take a lesson in Tofino. The excellent surfing instruction from Pacific
Surf School meant that Natalia got up on her board and even got some sweet pics!


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We bought some pictures from one of the surf school guys. We spent the day in the wash
pretty much so no epic shots, but still a pretty fun day. I forgot the single biggest
instruction we got. Use your back hand for "style" points. I was supposed to be a teapot.


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Me trying to cut against the waves.


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Natalia started off the course having no problem getting to her knees. She made HUGE progress though
and eventually got up to her feet.


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I think I was trying for a tail grab here...


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Still on her knees here...


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Wait for it, I swear I'll do something cool here.


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YAY! Natalia is on her feet!


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Not for long though...


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The dismount is coming soon...


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Not a bad picture.


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Yes, it's still the wash, but it was a pretty nice day to be out. Check out the style points
with the back hand. It's not quite the teapot, but it's still pretty sweet.


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I love the style Natalia shows here.


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Yay, up on the board again!


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I think she rode this wave all the way in.


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Our surf school for the day. A great day indeed and well worth the money!

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