After filming for the past couple of days, we got to visit the beach on Sunday, which was a nice break from trekking through the humid jungle with heavy camera gear. After a hard day’s work we had an Italian lunch and changed into our bathing suits in the bathroom. The bathroom had dirty leak water on the floor and the corner was crawling with small bugs.
After changing clothes we went out to the beach to take a surf lesson. None of us had surfed before but we were all excited about trying our hand at surfing. We all practiced balancing on the surfboards on the sand and after we covered the basics of surfing we carried the boards into the ocean. I was really surprised at how heavy the boards were. It was painful trying to balance it on my head like the surf instructor said. I tried to surf a couple of times but the board was too heavy and I had no idea when to jump up on the board when the waves came. Then when the board was swept away by a wave the board broke so it was no longer attached to my ankle.
After surfing a few of us bodysurfed and had a lot of fun just screaming and trying to jump into the really big waves that came along. Hopefully we get to go back to the beach this Wednesday and I really hope the rain holds out until nighttime.
~ Rebecca Bartola