surfing lesson pictures May 2005

The De Anza Outdoor Club got surfing lessons again on May 30, 2005. The students were age 18, 20, 20, 20, 21, 22, 22, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28, 28, 33, 44, and 45.

We had a lesson on the beach and practiced standing up on the boards.

practice standing may 05 surf lesson: practice standing may 05:

Then carried the boards down towards Steamer’s Lane and paddled out.

teamwork carrying surfboards: carrying boards out:

In the photo below you can see people waiting for a wave in the background, one student standing and surfing, one trying to get up, some paddling back after a ride, and one of the instructors with a student, helping them to stand.

wide pic surf may 05:

Timing is everything and it takes a while to get a feel for the moving wave. If you try to stand up too soon you can just miss a ride:

surf may 05 just missed this wave: surf may 05 a little late:

We had quite a few wipeouts:

wipeout may 05 surf: may 05 surf wipeout instructor and standing:

surf may 05 after wipeout:

Here a wipeout next to an instructor and a student almost standing up:

surf instructor talking surfer through:

And lots of success as well:

surfer girl may 05:

surf may 05 A: surf may 05 daniel krohn:

surf may 05 C: surf may 05 E:

surf may 05 F: surf may 05 G: