Surfing has been something I have wanted to try for a good majority of my life. Growing up in Chicago did not exactly allow for opportunity to do so. During my junior year of high school I went to Australia, and somehow even then… I still did not get around to going surfing! Oh well, I was sure that I would have plenty of other opportunities. Fast forward three and a half years later I got to go to Australia again this past summer and I still managed to again not surf… crazy, I know right, I am sure some of you right about now are doubting my passion for it. So, this spring break I went with my girlfriend to one of her best friend’s house in Dana Point, California near Laguna Beach. Leading up to this trip my friend, Kayleigh, was telling me that she had surf boards and that she could teach me to surf and I was all over it! Now let me tell you, even though it is California and I am from Chicago making me more than used to the cold, the Pacific Ocean in early March is by no means warm. Luckily Kayleigh had a wetsuit which allowed me to stay out for much longer. I was out for long enough to get the hang of it, but the waves were not all that great and eventually I decided to call it a day. My girlfriend, Kayleigh and her friend Maeve greeted me with towels and my go to Ranch Bucket that I almost never find myself without, especially on a beach day. It was a wonderful day and was wonderful trip full of beach days and beautiful sunsets.