We usually go to the Florida Gulf Coast once a year during the summer. Destin has beautiful white sand beaches and crystal water(you can snorkel or scuba dive in it), but this year we went to Ft. Walton(directly west of Destin) which is less surrounded with gigantic barn-like crab restaurants and t-shirt shops.
I told you the water was clear.
Here’s two photos of Beck on the beach. She looks drunk in the second one(but she’s not – it’s just sunnier).
I on the other hand was drunk and nothing mixes with alcohol quite like some tasty waves. I’ve surfed Lake Pontchartrain, but now it was time to bodyboard(AKA boogieboard) the Gulf of Mexico.
Bodyboarding is just like surfing except it’s really easy and cheap. We snatched up these boards for about $30 a piece back in New Orleans. It would’ve been more expensive had we bought them in FLA. A really shitty surfboard is still around $300!
Where we were, the waves were breaking on a sandbar, so we didn’t have to paddle up to speed of the wave; we just waited until the last moment when the wave was upon us and jumped on that sucker. Peep the movie:
Also, since the waves were breaking on the sandbar, we didn’t have to paddle out to the waves – we just waded.
Once I got out there, I was determined to show these 9 year-olds that this was my wave(that’s me with the purple-bottomed board).
There are places in the world where really huge waves bounce off cliffs or a seawall and rush back into oncoming sea waves, making a wave sandwich – this is called “backwash” and it looks really cool.