As Maggie and I took our morning walk today at the beach at 8am, we saw a father/daughter pair walking out of the water after their surf session. I had to do a double take because the child was of barely walking age. She must have been maybe two years old. Her dad was caring her Crocs, but she was doing very well managing her stride in her Ripcurl wetsuit. Even professional surfers often hobble in those plastic pants.
This made me love LA and realize how great it is for parents to teach their children at a young age a very valuable sport. When it comes to sports and languages, it’s always easier to learn them when we’re young. Surfing, in particular, teaches us to swim, enjoy the nature, and be in the moment.
Maggie and I are enjoying our morning walks and my new athletic gear to hold my cell phone and keys. If she liked the water, I may try and teach her to swim, but for now, we’ll stick to the walking path and my carrying our things.