Wednesday 29th of June:At 9.00am someone’s Alarm went off in our six-person room and apparently I was the only one who heard it. As everyone knows, when your alarm goes off in the morning it feels like death. Therefore you can probably feel the pain I was going through, half asleep, trying to locate the sounding alarm. I was the only one who heard the alarm so it kept going for 20 min until one of our instructors came in to wake us up.
Thursday 30th of June:
5:45 am: wake up
5:50 am: breakfast
7:00 am: Surfing
After the whole bus took a 10-minute powernap from the Camp to the beach, surfing seemed easy compared to waking up. There is something about so much sun and the salt that wears you down during the day, making the mornings unbearable to get up.
The morning waves were so great. Steady waves and a perfect height for beginners. All 18 of us surfed by ourselves and felt so pro.
When I lived in Bangladesh we went to Sri Lanka and Bali to surf for a couple of days, but never for a whole week. That is why Lapoint youth camp is fantastic, because you are able to reach quite a high level within only a week.
AGAIN, Martine has reached another life crisis. Every time we finish surfing we have to clean our boards from any trace of sand. Martine proceeds to do this, and is peacefully washing her Board when a huge wave washes in to shore. Her board flips over and hits her right on the side of her face, leaving a huge blue bruise. I don’t understand how this only happens to her. Lol.
Friday 1st of July:
Second to last official day. Saturday is the last full day, and the last day of surfing lessons. It makes me so sad to know that this amazing week in Portugal is soon coming to an end, but also happy to know that this week has given me so much. So many friends from all over Norway, Sweden and Denmark, great “vibeszz” as our surf instructor Antonio says, delicious food, new volleyball skills, crazy tanned hands, and so much fun.
Today was the best surf day yet. Some of us were taken further out into the ocean and were taught to surf the bigger waves. It felt like I was flying when I paddled and quickly stood up on my surfboard and surfed all the way to the shore. The adrenaline and happiness that I got from that is unimaginable.
BTW. We also had pancakes with nutella and bananas for lunch, which made my day. Hehe.
Pros: amazing surfing and waves, super lively and fun people, beautiful camp house,
delicious food, fun instructors, and so much appreciation for life.
Cons: I freeze my ass off here. Its so much colder than what I thought, heads up for any of you surf enthusiasts wanting to go to Ericeira à its super windy and so cold 70% of the day. Pack lots of jeans and sweaters.