Friday, August 1, 2008

Seaweed and Snot


As we shimmied into our Roxy wetsuits and the rain poured onto our blonde heads, Keira and I could hardly contain our excitement. We had signed up for a surf lesson with the Bruhwiler Surf School in Tofino, BC and well, our perma-smiles pretty much said it all.

Photo: Keira-Anne on Flickr

We were beyond impressed with our entire Bruhwiler experience from start to finish. Our two pro instructors Raph Bruhwiler and Dave spent the afternoon in the ocean with us, riding waves, laughing and showing us the ropes.

Photo: Keira-Anne on Flickr
Photo: Keira-Anne on Flickr
Photo: Keira-Anne on Flickr

It's hard find words to describe just how incredible the sensation of catching a wave truly is. When you connect with your board on the ocean, there's a rush of adrenaline and also, a feeling of strength and balance. Just ask Keira, who claims it's, "better than sex!"


Our instructors stressed safety, fun and learning in a perfect and comfortable beginner setting. It was clear that these guys are in it for the love of surf and a desire to share their passion with their students.

The water may have been a little chilly, but wetsuit technology has come a long way, so it's a lot warmer and more comfortable than you might imagine. Mix the mountains and the ocean with a laid back lifestyle and it’s no wonder this area is a surfing hot spot.

Photo: Keira-Anne on Flickr

Whether you are a total beginner or just want to learn some new moves, the Bruhwiler family is dedicated to teaching surfing in a safe and fun environment. Each time I have been to Tofino and spent time with the Bruhwiler Surf School, I have had nothing but stellar experiences. I highly recommend that you check them out.

10 comments:

J said...

I am completely jealous of you and your experience. My BFF and I have always talked about learning to surf together. You guys look gorgeous in your photos too - just like Roxy models.

PatZ said...

time to rewrite some Beach Boys lyrics to a more Canadian setting.

Keira-Anne said...

Thanks for joining me in that phenomenal experience, honey...

Phaedra said...

I am super glad that this was an awesome experience for you!

Candice said...

looks like you ladies had a blast. your photos are just stunning.

SAS said...

This post is my motivator to get to Tofino this summer while I'm still on the island.
If I ever manage to find a man, I hope to get married on the beach there!

s. said...

soooo jealous.

JaG said...

I see UGGS! The boots girls can't live without. I still heart mine.

Kate said...

Ah, looks like an awesome trip! Surfing is always so much fun, especially when you catch a wave and manage to rip it up, haha. It's definitely very refreshing every time you get back on. :D And those boys, what a bargain! Hahaha.
Oh, and yes, nice ugg boots. You can thank us Aussies later for those. :D

Melissa said...

Gotta love camping in BC! So jealous that you went to Tofino...you look gorgeous, btw (bitch) Next time, we'll be sure to meet up!