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Muizenberg Junior Marine Explorers Surfing

By Tom Campbell, 14th October 2019

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Each session starts with a safety briefing. Learners wear green rash vests and instructors yellow. This way we can keep a good eye on everybody in the group.

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A run along the beach warms the blood on cold days. Can the learners keep up with the instructor?

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Correct stretching is a life skill for any sport.

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Instructors help each individual to get going.

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Close eyes and hold your breath when that big ride begins!

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In the beginning, there are more spills than thrills!

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Confidence builds as learners get used to surfing in the prone position.

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I CAN do this!

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Such fun in the foaming surf!

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Should I risk standing up or not?

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The last hurdle is standing up long enough for the photographer to snap the evidence.

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Well done, Jordan and Nikhil! One day you may be pros!

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The session comes to an end. Everyone has improved their surfing skills. Self-confidence shows in their faces. It feels so good to have conquered the waves!