The Messina Family

The Messina Family
Barcelona 2010

Friday, September 4, 2009


So here we are in Norway...the land of the midnight sun and cross-country skiing and the like... So what is my new high schooler learning to do here? Surf! Can you believe it? This is a club that he has joined. He goes for 2 hrs once a week for lessons and can practice as much as he wants. His teacher is from South Africa and has the dubious title of being the only surfer ever attacked at once by two sharks and to live. Sheesh! I told Joe that he needed to make sure he never surfed with Shannon outside of these Norwegian waters. "Why?" he asked.... "Because he is a shark magnet!" I replied!
Anyhow, they go to Børe beach to surf. The waves aren't very high, but it's a good start. They'll be surfing from Sept to Dec...(although it will be dark in Dec, so I am not quite following the line of thinking here..) But Joe had a WONDERFUL time and I think this might be what gets him through this last year here in Norway (he's anxious to move on and hopefully go stateside in May/June).
Learning to surf in Norway...go figure!

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