Monday, 30 June 2014 12:09

I Surf Because...

 

I grew up in Florida about three blocks from the Atlantic. I loved going outside and standing in my driveway, so that I could feel the warm gravel underneath my bare feet, breathe in fresh air that smelled like salt water and orange blossoms, and most importantly, listen to the sound of the ocean. When I needed to make a big decision or think about something, I'd ride my bike down to the nearest beach access to sit on the boardwalk and ponder. There was something that was just so soothing about the ocean to me, like hitting the reset button on my life in a good way. For the longest time now, the water has been a comfort to me, and for the majority of my life, that time at the water has involved surfing.  

 

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Thursday, 13 June 2013 15:57

Waves and Water Levels

The rush of rapids next to my trailer lulls me to sleep after long days. The water level rises and falls, but in less of a rhythm than the ocean’s tides. I can watch the ebb and flow marked with water lines on rocks, but it is less predictable than the daily highs and lows the sea brings. The salt is missing from the water’s scent. The blue hue isn’t there. But the white capping bubbles roll over themselves the same. I can sit and watch the rushing of wave upon wave and forget if i’m near the Atlantic Ocean or the Arkansas River.

 

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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:37

East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival

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Date: April 11th-13th

Time: Events 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday with concerts at 7:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 p.m. Saturday

Location: James Island County Park (871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412)

Cost: $1 or a Gold Pass gets you into the park to check out the exhibits. Once inside, $10 buys a "Try It" pass to test out kayaks, SUPs, canoes, bikes, disk golf, climbing and more.

 

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