My kids grabbed the boogie boards and hit the ocean – I warned them……It’s COLD!! They bounded right in, and stayed in for the next 4 hours.
Now, we are used to warm, calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Pacific is quite different. A cool 70 degrees (which felt great after you sat int eh sun for awhile) and fierce! The waves were huge and the undertow was strong. Just as you’d regain your footing after fighting the pull, a giant wave would knock you down again. I’d like to say it was fun, but I honestly felt like a drowned rat flailing around in the water. I did not look graceful.
But my children loved it. The jumped waves and body-surfed til their tummies were red and scratched. They bounded up the shore for a quick handful of chips and then ran back in to catch the next wave. We just watched them have fun (except for the one crazy moment where I thought it would be fun to join them).
It was a GREAT day to relax and just play – the beach was fantastic and I’m thrilled that we have another day at a different beach later this week – we honestly can’t get enough of it!