For ages I promised myself I would go to Salmon Creek Beach and practice in the surf until I wasn't as afraid of the waves. Finally I took my brother Ralph and his son Jeremy on several surfing expiditions here.
First I made Jeremy and Ralph practice bracing (leaning into the paddle)
in the Russian River.
Then I took Jeremy out on calmer swells at sea near Goat Rock.
Jeremy got to go out in 4 foot swells on a day when his dad could not.
Finaly, Ralph came along on the next surfing expidition an had a great time!