When I was young I “boogie board” surfed in Santa Cruz but sure would of loved to have surfing lessons and be part of a club. Now that it’s summer those fabulous memories of playing in the ocean are almost a daily occurrence. One of our local businesses, Skookum Surf Co., located in historic Seaview, Washington recently ran a month long Youth Surf Club which teaches the joy of surfing as well as water safety. What lucky kids!!
All photos below by Madeline Dickerson of the Chinook Observer.
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Skookum owners, Julez Orr and Laila Brown and surf instructor Nick Haldeman taught approximately 15 young boys and girls the basics. Dressed in their wetsuits they headed out into the Pacific Ocean waves. Our local newspaper, The Chinook Observer, featured these young surfers in a recent article (Spending Summer in the Surf). What a wonderful way to build self-esteem, confidence and to learn appreciation (and respect) for the water.
“Surfing is the ultimate triple threat activity, it exercises your body, your mind and your soul.”