That New Surfspot


It’s 4:45 am in the morning and my alarm goes off. I grab my stuff (wetsuit, board and towel), start my car and head off to Frances Town. I really want to surf today as I am pretty busy during the week so it better be working. With heaps of anticipation, I arrive and unfortunately not welcomed by peeling lefts and rights…it is flat. I will have to head off to Mainbreak then.

20 minutes later I arrive. There are waves and there are about 15 locals out already (note that it is only 5:30). I watch and watch and watch. I feel anxious and doubt. “Am I really going in now? “, “The waves are not that great?” is going through my mind. This insecurity creeps up on me and I question whether I actually belong here. And the thought that keeps holding me back is what other people might think. And then I manage to switch all these twisted thoughts off and start putting my wetsuit on. I can do this, I managed 6 ft Uluwatu so this is a piece of cake, right. I paddle out, am greeted by some 60+ surfers and start getting into it. When I get my first wave all is ok. It is really that newness of a surfspot you have never surfed. The people you do not know. But being back in the ocean feels great and even though it was not my best session ever, getting salty cleared all the doubts away and I am ready for the rest of the day and surf this spot again (and again and again).

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About TALES OF THE WANDERING SOULS

We are not lost, we are just wandering. We love to absorb all that surrounds us, inspire and be inspired by others submerged in adventures and occasional happenings that we love to share with you. Our common denominator is yoga, surf and coconuts. That's our playground and it keeps us grounded. Connected with our true selves, growing and being just the person we love to be. Life is a roller-coaster and the trick is to enjoy every ride. Every bit of negative is a positive too as it brings new experiences and connect us with new people or events. We are learning and having fun. We focus on all the good things we find on our journey and be inspired by inspiration in everything we encounter, these are our Tales of the Wandering Souls. On our blog you will find all the categories that we want to share with you: Saturday Chronicles: A returning post where we will discuss Past, Present and Future with awesome people we meet along our journey. People A deeper and more profound conversation that can be in the form of Q&A or a random dialogue. Just because we are always inspired by people that follow their dreams in life. Be You Displays those things that makes us happy. We love to dress up, enjoy cool clothes that makes us feel awesome within the moment. We are evolving and transforming so just BE YOU today, and enjoy what makes you feel at your best. Inspirational We share all those interesting & worth seeing places we find in our path. Quotes & stories we write, words of others, art, tunes, books and everything that can inspire you. Food Who doesn't want to have a yummy meal? We will share our favourite dishes, our own & others… And of course we will give you the full low-down with an easy DIY. Our Playground From Yoga to Surf and do not forget the Coconuts. We love being active while having fun. From poses we enjoy repeating, to favourite breaks and specific excursuses. Our playground is the place where we connect. Our playground can become yours.

2 comments

  1. How do you always rise in the mirning? I used to always awaken and be ready for the gym several times a week-loving the ‘space’ i found when stretching myself – but have list the motivation over the last six months or more (stress etc)… How does one get back on one’s feet so to speak?

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    1. Hey Jazz, That is such a good question and I sometimes struggle with the same. Most of the time when there has been a huge period with no surfing and I go back out for the first time again. My advice is actually to watch movies. They always get me super stoked. If you watch girls surf movies even better but even guys are good to get stoked again. Once you are out there again you want to go back and back. Most importantly is to have fun though. I realised that I am only enjoying morning sessions if I am not too tired. So I actually do not go if I have been working way to hard and my body is just not capable to paddle. On the other hand there is a thin line, sometimes you also just need to kick yourself out there and remind yourself that getting salty in the morning is the best breakfast ;-). Put music on when you wake up, eat a banana and actually do not think to much, just stroll to the beac, paddle out and wake up with the sun coming up. There is no better place in the world than the ocean when the sun rises or sets. Hope this helps you a bit. xo

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