Surf Diva Surf School has been running surfing camps for women (12 years and older) out of La Jolla beach for over 10 years now.
It looks so fun!
There are all sorts of delightful options: 2-day weekend clinic (about $165/person), 5-day class surf clinic (about $391/person), week-long boarding school (about $1490/person). There are classes for every level of surfer. And, if San Diego isn't exotic enough for you, Surf Diva offers clinics in Costa Rica. There was so much clamouring that Surf Diva now offers clincs for boys and co-ed.
You may be wondering why I haven't done Surf Diva.
Can I swim? Yes.
Am I worried about wearing a swimsuit in public? No more than your average female. :)
Do I live too far from La Jolla? No. I'm about 18 miles from that particular beach.
Here's the deal, folks...My eyesight is SO bad that I can't even see my FEET clearly. Which means I can barely find the shore, never mind a surfboard that ditched me in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Although I just read on the Surf Diva website that you can wear swim goggles when surfing.
Hmmm.....I do have prescription swim goggles. I gather they're not overly fashionable; my children tell me I look like a human fly with them on. The upside, though, is that I can see my feet. And find my towel on the beach.
An aside: did you know that prescription swim goggles are relatively inexpensive? Mine were about $20. The trick is to buy goggles slightly weaker (like a 1/2 diopter weaker) than your glasses because of the magnifying property of water. If your right and left eyes have really different prescriptions, buy two pair of goggles and have the swim shop switch the lenses around (or you might even be able to do the switcheroo yourself).
Here's the link for the end of the Surf Diva Surf School.
Ack. I just noticed the time. It's late. And I have to get up very early to take my kids to swim practice.
Thanks Travis Erwin for organizing My Town Monday. He has a very fun post up on Travis ErwinCyd Charisse who comes from the same town as Travis. Also, Linda McLaughlin wrote an interesting post last week on the history of surfing.