There’s no sensation like riding a wave, even if you’re only on your feet for a split second before wiping out. Even then, it’s usually a soft landing.
For a native Coloradan with three decades of snowboarding under her belt, learning to surf has been a lifelong goal. It turns out that riding unfrozen water is a whole different animal and admittedly, much more difficult than shredding the slopes. Still, there’s no better place to learn than southern California, especially in towns like Huntington Beach and Oceanside, where surf culture presides, seeping from every street corner.