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Learning To Surf In Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, One Of The World’s Top Surfing Destinations

Learning To Surf In Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, One Of The World’s Top Surfing Destinations

Jeffreys Bay

My muscles strain, my legs quiver, and in spite of the cold I am sweating with exertion. Andy Moon, my surf instructor, encourages me, and with a final effort I stand up triumphantly. Finally, my wet suit is on. I learned to surf at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape — one of the top surfing destinations in the world. I have good balance and I love the ocean. How could I fail? The first wave tips me off the board. The second sends me flying. By the tenth wave I have progressed to the bent knee before I am underwater again. After two hours, I stand up shakily for all of 10 seconds before falling off. Eventually I manage to stand. Sand and waves are a natural exfoliator. It’s a better workout than the gym and you get an added bonus of a full body facial from nature. You also get to watch the serious surfers in JBay.

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