Saturday, June 23, 2012

SUPing with My MRTT Girls

Every once in a while my moms running group meets up for a non-running activity. Today we headed out to False Cape State Park with Surf and Adventure and went SUPing and surfing.

We meet Surf and Adventure at Little Island Park

our boards

There is one more way to get down to False Cape and that is on the Blue Goose!

Getting ready to board the Blue Goose!

False Cape is just beautiful. It is one of the last undisturbed beaches on the east coast. You can only access it by hiking or biking through Back Bay Wildlife Refuge or boat down Back Bay.
View of False Cape-internet photo, the Blue Goose didn't actually take flight.

Our guide, Ranger Rebecca drove us through the preserve, where we saw turtles and tons of water fowl. Thankfully no snakes were spotted! (There are poisonous cotton mouths in the area.)

Once we got into the park, the Goose dropped us off and we hiked down an old airplane landing stripe through the dunes to the beach.

It was a picture perfect day, blue sky's and calm waters with a pod of dolphins just off shore.

That isn't a dolphin, it's one of the instructors!

The guides from S&A meet us out there with our boards. We took a quick lesson on how to stand up paddle, us cool kids call is SUP or SUPing for short, and off we went. I got out past the break and then fell into the ocean. SUPing is a ton of fun, especially if you like being in the water but can't get the hang of surfing (like me).

We did have a chance to surf too, but the waves were breaking to close to the shore and when I finally had a chance to do it I wiped! I slammed into two inches of water and bruised my butt cheek.

Like all good things this outing had to come to an end. A huge SHOUT OUT to the staff at
Surf and Adventure. If you are ever in the the Virginia Beach/Sandbridge area they are great! Tons of fun outings from surf and SUP lessons/rentals to kayaking.

We all had an awesome time! It's nice to take a break and do something fun that maybe out of your comfort zone. Most of us had never been to False Cape or gone SUPing. But we all wanted to go again!

What have you done lately that is out of your comfort zone?


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