Last year, I wrote a blog post on how yoga is for everybody and to not let expensive products and clothing stop you from trying yoga. I still believe this, and now I am applying it to surfing.
I have experienced the localism. I have been laughed at for my board and my wetsuit before. It is not unlike a yoga studio making their yogis feel unwelcome. All I could think of is all the surfers that have stopped surfing and all the yogis that have stopped practicing because of these negative experiences.
This fear of being ridiculed could potenitally stop someone from surfing, which I think is just terrible. Surfing has changed my life for the better and I want everyone to have that experience.
So, I’m here to say to all the surfers and wannabe surfers, go ahead and buy the products you want. Buy the board you want, buy the wetsuit you want. Be strong and live your life, you only get one.