Near perfect weekend
Saturday morning I got Johnny to the beach at 7 A.M for his first surf contest. It was for beginners and kids who had never placed before. His friend finally talked him into to trying a competion. He didn't think he was good enough.
When I first got there it was windy and a little on the chilly side but the sun was shining. Johnny entered the short and longboard contest. They also had boogie board and then some opens for more experienced surfers. LONG DAY! Johnny's heats were hours apart.
He got first place in the first heat of both long and short board. That was a nice little boost. I have no idea how they judge. It seems very subjective. When the finals FINALLY came he ended up w/3rd place in both long and short. Not bad. He was one of oldest in his age group. Some of these little kids blew me away.
Lots of prizes given out during the day, tons of friends, and really beautiful weather. Michael even called right after Johnny's first two heats so I got to tell him how well Johnny was doing. He was stoked to hear Johnny was trying competion and placing and of course it really made MY day to hear from Michael.
The day ended at about 7:30 so we all were pretty exhausted and went to bed very early. The boys were back on the beach at 7 A.M next day! I met them a little later with John and we enjoyed another gorgeous day.