We went to a new beach today. It was suppose to be family friendly, have great sand and be a fun place to boogy board.
Look at this postcard, it looks idyllic:
We received a few clues that the day was going to be a wild one when a Hawaiian boogy boarder screamed as a wave threw him into the air then the lifeguards came over the loud speaker reminding everyone that the current waters were unsafe for swimming, children and anyone inexperienced boogy boarding.
Checkout this photo I took of the bay and compare it to the postcard:
Steve decided to give it a go anyways. Here he is with the blue board contemplating his entry:
And this is what happened to his shorts:
But then he decided to take our oldest son in to give it a try…
Mama Bear and the lifeguards had to both yell at him. Me up close and personal, the lifeguards from the tower at the top of the beach.
The boys stayed on the sand for the rest of the morning building a rescue boat and a command centre. They had a great time. I was the only one traumatized by the crazy surf!
At sunset, we went back to our favourite beach beside the turtles so that everyone could do some boogy boarding.
Checkout this perfect little wave lapping up onto the beach:
OC and I were able to rest on the beach and make a bus:
Another incredible day! OC got his feet wet by a wave for the first time and no one was sucked out to sea or pulverized too badly by waves.
Tomorrow, we will be shopping for shorts!