Wake up.la molina.6 am.breakfast.50 minute traffic. barranco.cold.bikini.rocks.shoe-less.into-the-ocean
Sometimes, the daily fight you have in the mornings to wake up and go practice a sport seems like a tyring drag. Still, for me that fight is worth it but many times it's the reason many people give up or do not even give it a try because instead, they could merrily sleep or at least for "5 minutes more" and then, strenuous feeling wins the fight.
It's that when you are exeptionally good at something, like Domenico in swimming or Natalia in skying that it becomes an "obligation" or even, a routine because they know that they can be the best.
Still, having a strong mind set since the alarm clock rings at six am is vital because I am no professional and all I want is improvement. I try to constantly remind me of the feeling I have once I get into the water and the first five minutes go by, when I am getting ready for the first wave, looking at the cerros from a different angle, playing around with the kids in my class and the water is already temperated with my body heat. The atmosphere is perfect--the mood is always positive and I think its has brought the perfect balance to the rest of my day.
This week I concentrated strongly in my stand. My main challenge was to overcome the fright of loosing my balance because unconsiously that was causing me to put my knee first instead of standing in one move plus impeading me from standing in the correct possition at the beggining thus my feet most of the times ended up too close to each other.
I learned the importance of being in the right length of the board because when you are too close to the point the board can sink and if you are too close to the back you will also have less equilibrium- your head HAS to be at about the middle and your feet have to be close together.
How will I show my learning in an innovative way?
- 1. Organize a surfing class for the whole IA (field trip or after school)
the whole class would be exposed to learning and service would be a part of the experience
REAL and authentic
not enough boards
wetsuits for every one
ocean is dangerous and in contrary to the class I cannot take care and look at every one if something where to happen (instructors)
- 2. Create a fun quick tutorial video with Babi
Babi and I can share our learning together
anyone in the world can be exposed to the learning
show the basics
film ourselves demonstrating the skills
difficult to find a go pro or water camera that we can use to film