All posts tagged: women surfing

My belated Xmas gift: a SEN NO SEN wetsuit

Kicking off my 2018 surfing season

One of the things on my to-do lists when we moved to the beach was to take up surfing. At first, it was hugely challenging on various accounts. A part of me was very proud to start surfing at 40+ because I’m a firm believer that anyone of us can start anything we want, anytime, without caring about the age thing. However, the reality was a bit harder to process. First, I was the only woman over 40+ at my club to surf (and when I say 40+, I’m actually closer to 50) so often I ended up surfing with teens age 12-17… It was fine, they were all really sweet and they didn’t really care about me but I had a few lonely moments when I was wondering what on earth I was doing there or what was I trying to prove to myself… Yet I kept going. Second, the physical struggle was real. After ten years running my own business, working long hours and not paying attention to what I was eating, I was …

Surfing at 40+

Surfing at 40+ because it’s never too late to learn something new

Surfing at 40+ was never an issue because age for me is not an issue. I’m a firm believer that it’s never too late to start anything you want in life. You can start over, each morning and do whatever you want. I don’t define myself or what I want to do by my age and neither should you. I think it is how you feel in your own skin that matters. You can be a fit, healthy chick in your fifties and a couch potato in your twenties. You can be cancer or depression survivor and then turn your life around in a matter of months. Being comfortable with my age, wrinkles and fine lines are one of my great achievements. Yes, sometimes my skin is dry. Some nights I drink too much, don’t sleep enough and look like hell. However, generally speaking, I’m OK with who I am and I credit this mostly to what I eat and the lifestyle changes I’ve made over the past four years. I have still work to do to be comfortable with my …