motivation, surfing

How surfing helped me to score my dream job

If you’ve read my first post (here) you will know that I hung up my proverbial shingle in order to reset, chill out in PJs all day, and basically undertake a range of fairly cliche’d activities like make raw organic kale and protein juices (which I still love), attend hot yoga sessions and develop a serious (and possibly unhealthy) obsession with surfing, all in an attempt to “find myself” (how one misplaces themselves in the first place, I do not know, but I managed it).

Tracking back through my post history, you will see that there has been a period of silence from me, and that is because I have – *sharp inhale*– started working again. Continue reading “How surfing helped me to score my dream job”

hardware & gear

Buying a second-hand surfboard: what to look for

When I just started on my surfing journey, I extended my quiver by 100% (i.e. I had one surfboard, and then I decided to buy another one). Now, I knew there was a good chance that I would destroy any surfboards with my kooky ways. I was also hoping to progressively step down in size, and taking my budget as a gainfully unemployed beach bunny into account, I made the thrifty decision to buy a “new” one second-hand. Looking around, I realised I could save myself about half the price of a new board, that’s fairly decent!

For anyone thinking of doing the same thing, here are some tips for your (first) second-hand board purchase. Continue reading “Buying a second-hand surfboard: what to look for”