Get Out On the Water: Fun and Sun

I want to tell you about why I love to get out on the water. Water activity is enjoyable and timeless. Some of the best times I’ve ever had were on the water, and if you are reading this, you might feel the same way too.

Fish in Costa RIca

A big fish has just ripped the line off of the big reel; I am anticipating a jump, but you never know what the fish will do.

The fish is in control, all I can do is wait, and take in a little line, whenever it allows me. The rod is bending, so much so, that is snaps in half.

The crew is forced to rig the line to another pole, this devastating delay costs time fighting the fish. Hopefully, it is still on the line when this process is done.

My legs are beginning to get tired, shaking, and I am covered in sweat from head to toe.

The sun is intense in the waters of the Pacific, off the Costa Rica coastline, the pain is intense, but the whole experience is worth it.

The Marlin, whatever type, is now rigged up the second pole and the fight continues for what feels like forever before the fish breaks free.

We all know, that sometimes these fights end in defeat, it’s what keeps us coming back.

Ride the Waves

The more time you spend in the water, the more you will have a feel for where to be. If you pay attention to the surroundings you will see not only the fish jumping across the surface, but the ocean showing you where it wants to break.

Still, the ocean is a dangerous place. If you choose to surf big waves, you will face real peril at times. Looking down a wave knowing that you have to make that leap is a difficult process, but it is worth every second. Any delay is costly, the impact is often severe. Sometimes you are spinning around breathless hoping you will get to the surface.

How to Surf

Paddle hard and be on the right spot on the board, you don’t want the nose to go under, but having your weight forward will help you catch the wave. Look at where you want to go, and remain confident and stable in your approach. Pop up, sliding one foot forward, soon the board has taken flight and you are traveling faster than you can paddle.

Keep your knees bent to absorb impact, force your hips forward. Be light on your feet, but apply pressure as needed to get you to where you want to go. Look at where you want to go, and maneuver your body to head in that direction. You will generate speed with proper timing.

Some days, with the right board, you might be able to ride a wave for so long it cannot help but bring you joy. But the truth is no matter how long the ride lasts, it is fun.

Scuba Diving With Sharks

I fall backwards off of the boat into the choppy seas, whitewater is making the surface undesirable. So I let the air out of my BCD and start sinking to the bottom.

Everything is so calm under the water, and I feel like I am completely weightless.

It feels like time is moving slowly underneath the water. The sharks that we are supposed to fear, like that 7 foot Lemon Shark that just swam by are uninterested in me.

The reality is you are always scuba diving with sharks.

Everything seems so abundant under the sea, the snapper gather around what appears to be a shipwreck of some kind.

The story that this place tells, cannot be explored in the little time we actually get to spend underneath.

In Conclusion, the joys the ocean provides are abundant. So many small villages rely on fishing for their livelihoods.

The least we can do is treat the seas with respect because she has so much to give back to us in return.

Whatever hobby you enjoy, its probably a lot of fun. We like the sea, and there is nothing wrong with that.

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