|Last morning on the beach|
The first time we decided to rent paddleboards, we were in an area of beach that was a bit crowded. The guy cut us a deal though, so we can't complain. Instead of 2 boards for $50 for an hour, we got 2 boards for $40 for 90 minutes. Ryan was a beast the first time and I did okay. Ryan was able to stand and paddle past the reef. I was able to stand and paddle, but when I got to the reef, the water got really choppy and I would lose my balance unless I dropped to my knees (I don't have the abs like Ryan does- and if you have seen Ryan, you know he has a 6 pack-seriously, he does). I didn't make it for the entire 90 minutes the first day. At around the 75 minute mark, I lost my balance, hit my head on the board and inhaled some serious ocean. I took that as a sign that I should be done for the day, but I am forever hooked on paddleboarding now.
The second time we rented paddleboards, we didn't get the same deal, BUT we were in a less crowded area and the water wasn't as wavy. We had been on the island for a few days at this point and had scoped out the beach for the best areas to paddleboard. The guy we rented from thought Ryan was in the military because of his hair cut and tried to give him a military discount but Ryan quickly told him he wasn't in the military. This time we only had the boards for an hour, BUT I didn't fall off the entire time, AND I even rode a few waves. Ryan only fell in once, but he also paddles faster than I do. The two of us are definitely addicted to paddleboarding now. It is a good workout and great for working on balance.
|You start on your knees in the shallow water|
|And if you are a beast, like my husband, you stand up immediately|
|Then you turn and yell, "stop taking pictures and come in already!"|
|See, I'm standing :-)|