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  • Writer's pictureChristina Hammoud

Catching waves in Hawaii


Aloha, adventurers! 🌊 During my recent journey to Hawaii, I had an unforgettable surfing experience that perfectly embodies the spirit of island spontaneity. Let me share with you the exhilarating tale of my "surf session"!


As my time in Hawaii drew to a close, I realized one item remained unchecked on my bucket list: surfing in the Pacific. Despite my attempts to schedule a formal lesson, conflicting plans ruined my efforts. Determined to make the most of my final day, I found myself at a local surf shop just as they were closing for the evening. With the sun dipping low and the waves calling, I knew this was my chance.

The friendly staff at the surf shop understood my urgency and quickly outfitted me with a board. Their last-minute encouragement boosted my spirits as I hastily made my way to the shoreline, eager to embrace the challenge that awaited. obv. I had no idea what I was doing.



As I paddled out, the ocean swells loomed large and powerful, a reminder of nature's relentless energy. Attempting to catch a wave proved more daunting than I had anticipated. Time and again, I found myself tossed and turned by the surf, humbled by its strength. Yet, with each tumble came laughter and a renewed determination to conquer the waves, even if they seemed to have other plans for me!

Though I may not have mastered the art of surfing in those brief 30 minutes, the experience was nothing short of thrilling. A fellow beachgoer kindly snapped photos of my valiant efforts, capturing the essence of my spirited battle with the waves against the backdrop of Hawaii's majestic coastline.



After my surf session, I opted to unwind on the beach, basking in the warm Hawaiian sun. The sound of the waves crashing gently in the background served as a soothing reminder of the adventure I had just embarked upon. It was a serene conclusion to an action-packed day, allowing me to reflect on the joy found in embracing the unexpected.



While my surfing escapade didn't result in graceful rides atop the waves, it encapsulated the essence of living in the moment and embracing spontaneity. Hawaii's allure lies not just in its stunning landscapes but also in the opportunities it offers for unforgettable experiences, whether planned or spontaneous.



As I bid farewell to Hawaii, I carry with me cherished memories of a daring surf adventure that left me laughing, refreshed, and grateful for the chance to embrace the ocean's wild spirit. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a novice like me, Hawaii beckons with its promise of adventure and its reminder to seize every moment.

Mahalo for joining me on this surfing journey! Have you braved the waves in Hawaii or another breathtaking locale? Share your tales and reflections in the comments below. Aloha! 🏄‍♂️🌴

Christina Hammoud



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