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Day 19: Surfin' USA

sunny 29 °C

Woke up to a beautiful view over Waikiki Beach. This time around on Oahu we have booked at the Pacific Beach Hotel (right on Waikiki Beach only 110 a night). The hotel is a little dated but huge room and a view that you normally would pay big bucks for.. I'm sure once they remodel the prices will sky rocket!

Plan for today was to learn to surf in Waikiki. Conductor Slater and Weary Gilmore both managed to stand up.. in fact Gilmore got up first go!! (not that i'm bragging or anything... :) Slater managed to stand up twice during the hour long lesson and definitely took out the award for the most "dumps" off the surf board. Both of us have decided to not give up our day jobs, of doing not much, to join the pro-tour.. Give us a year or two though and just you watch us go!!

Slater returned to the water this afternoon with surfboard again in tow to "hang ten" without an instructor.. Lets just say that it wasn't overly successful.. without a push off it is damn hard to catch a wave! Even Gilmore who had a 99% track record during the lesson couldn't get going.

Didn't take long for us to both give up and head for the bar.. spent the rest of the lazy arvo sitting on Waikiki beach drinking cocktails... Its a hard life but someone just has to do it....

See you all tomorrow for our last day in paradise.. Outrigger canoeing and more surfing lessons are on the cards.

Posted by weary_feet 23:00 Archived in USA

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