What an amazing day! Today we were taken to the Wave House to ride…fake waves hahaha. The only thing I’ve ever done even remotely close to staying balanced on water is wakeboarding. And even then, I have never been able to stay up for too long. So we first do some trial runs at the practice area.
Apparently it’s unlike real waves because these are very constant and controlled streams of water. For a newb like me though, I won’t be able to tell whether it’s more or less difficult than the real thing though.
On the first run, I was terrified. Just TERRIFIED. I couldn’t stay on the board. I’m pretty sure I was shrieking the whole time. The second run, I wasn’t as freaked out and calmed down by tenfold. That alone helped me stay on the board much longer than the first, but I wiped out pretty quickly – just not as quickly as the first time. By the third run, I was able to stay balanced for a bit while holding onto the instructor’s rope for a while. I had no intention of even trying to win the next competition bit of our task day because compared to the other girls, I had a harder time staying on board.
Nansi went up first and she did 3.07 seconds. She’s had prior experience with surfing and so really, my only goal was to stay at least 3 seconds. When it came to my turn, I was able to stay on for 20 seconds! Whoooooa. I was like, super zen too. I heard that one of the girls wasn’t too happy about it and apparently thought that my win came from my board being too close to the edge. Um. Hello. Irrelevant. You still have to balance regardless. My board slowly rotating 180 degrees though and I was totally not prepared for what was to come next. It was a huuuuuge wipe out and next thing I knew, I was completely underwater. I was so disoriented and toppled over a few times trying to get out of the pool of water. I’ll probably look like a goof when this episode airs hahaha. Oh. And my bikini top completely came undone – thank goodness we had our Billabong zipdown top over it.
Tiffany’s turn was hilarious. The instructor told us that the time starts when you let go of the rope. Tiffany held onto that thing with her dear life – even when she completely wiped out. So loophole! She got another try with it and stayed on for 0.50 seconds, lol.
In the end, guess who won…me! Yayayayayay! I won a 200 dollar shopping spree at Billabong and chose Tiffany as the friend I get to share it with since I’m the closest with her in the house. We shopped and I got a Billabong dress and two shirts, yessssssssss. Who doesn’t love new things.
Damn I’m so happy now, I gotta treat myself to a Carl’s Junior burger!! YAY YAY! (: I’m still smiling from the WINNN. Go Isabelle!! Go!
Based on today’s task, I’m seriously thinking tomorrow’s an underwater shoot. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!