Surfing in NJ

Posted on: 07/8/08 11:58 AM | by Jonathan McKee

As most of you know, I’m on the East Coast speaking at a camp at the NJ shore. When we arrived at the camp and were at the front desk checking in, a surf instructor walked by to check who had signed up for free lessons (provided for the kids at the camp). Only two kids had signed up, so he asked my son Alec if he would like to try it. Alec hesitated for a second.

That same morning Alec had been bugging me about wanting to surf. So when the instructor asked him… I looked at him and said, “Don’t hesitate… now’s your chance!”

So 10 minutes later Alec’s on the water taking lessons, and 45 minutes after that he’s catching waves (small waves… but still waves nonetheless) on the Atlantic.

Pretty cool! (Some of you remember me blogging about Lori and I taking lessons last December)

When he came in it was nothing but, “Dad! I’ve gotta get a surf board! I love it! I totally want to live where I could surf all the time…”


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5 Replies to “Surfing in NJ”

  1. Ha… yes. I wish.

    Unfortunately, I’m in Sacramento, which is 110 degrees today (a good day to be traveling to NJ)… and about 90 minutes from any beach, about 3 hours from a “swim” beach.

  2. My two friends are in that picture. Dan and Evan were so excited for the surfing lessons. You were a great speaker. This year at Harvey Cedars was probably my favorite year! Thanks for everything!

  3. Alina… it was fun speaking to you all at camp this year. Thanks for the encouragement.

    That’s cool that your friends were the two guys that took lessons with Alec. Alec had a blast. He said they were nice guys.

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