Surfing Oct. 2003 photo page one

De Anza students ages 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 23, 25, 25, 28, 32, 34, 39, and
41 took a beginner’s surfing lesson with professional instructors at Cowell’s Beach, Santa Cruz
on Oct. 24, 2003.

Wetsuit and soft long board rental are included. The lesson starts on the beach with lecture, stretching and practice standing up.

Almost all of the people you will see below had never tried surfing before this lesson.

lecture oct 2003: stretching Oct 2003: practice oct 2003:

The leash for the surfboard goes on your ankle that will be towards the back of the board when you stand up. If you lead with your left foot you are normal; if you lead with your right foot you are goofy-footed.

putting on leash oct 2003:

The instructors, about one per five or six students for our group event, go out in the water with the students and help them, especially with the timing of when to paddle and when to stand up.

four surfing students oct 2003:

Steamer’s Lane is only yards from where we find some beginner’s waves.

three surfing students oct 2003:

Christine Schuhe Cecilia Lee surf:

“Even the wipeouts were fun.”

surfboard foam head oct 2003: girl wipeout oct 2003: two wipeouts Oct 2003:

one up one wipeout surf Oct 2003:

“When I moved out to California that was something I really wanted to do.

I could do this

four surfers oct 2003:

four girls surfing oct 2003:

“I didn’t think it would be this much fun.”

Tertia and other girl surf: Marty John Michael surf:

“Before I was very anxious. I’d wake up and look at the calendar and it says it’s only 21 days until

Cecilia Lee surf: Ernesto Robert surf:

“I felt like I was on top of the world.”


more photos from this event are at:

Surfing Oct. 2003 photo page two


For info on our surfing lesson this year go to:

Outdoor Club Coming Attractions

surfing lessons

Answers to most questions about how the club works are at: Outdoor Club Basic Info