Friday, February 24, 2012

Surf'in with Hawaiian Fire

Last year for my birthday, Hasselhoff gave me a gift certificate for a surf lesson with Hawaiian Fire, a surf school run by the City of Honolulu Firefighters. Since we were both firefighters back in Washington, I loved this idea! Unfortunately, another birthday rolled around and I still had not used the gift certificate.

Hasselhoff tried to teach me how to surf several times. Word of advice to the fellas: If you want your relationship to last, don't attempt to teach your girl to surf or any other sport that you are way better than her at for that matter. I like to think of myself as pretty athletic in the "surf-like" sports department. I'm an avid skier and snowboarder. I picked up wakeboarding pretty fast and I used to skateboard a bit. Surfing shouldn't have been an issue right? Bawhahahahah! It was horrific! Despite Hasselhoff’s experience as a sailor, the profanity that came out of my mouth was that of epic and matchless proportions. Needless to say, I was a bit turned off by the sport. Until Hawaiian Fire that is!

I know what you are thinking. Surf  lessons on a paradise beach with hunky, shirtless firefighters right? That’s exactly what it was! However, I must commend all of the instructors (however hunky) for their professionalism, knowledge and the fact that they can get me up and roll ‘in on a surfboard!

Reasons why I would recommend Hawaiian Fire?

·  Three hour lessons -the perfect amount of time so you can still move the next day

·  1:2 Instructor to Student Ratio- allowed us to ride wave after wave

·  Shallow, mild break- we were able to touch the bottom at any point which is perfect when you get tired

·  Empty beach- we had the water and the beach all to ourselves!

·  They let Hasselhoff paddle out and be there while I surfed!

·  Hunky Firefighters- need I say more!?

Surf's Up!!!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I ended up taking surfing lessons with an old man with leather skin who may or may not have been homeless. Probably not the same experience as you, but it was super fun!