6.05.2012

Body Surfing at the Great Salt Lake!

This afternoon wasn't the best for swimming, but it was great for body surfing!

Gords after boogie boarding at the Great Salt Lake.
The weather took a turn for the worse this afternoon and it got cold and windy.  A little wind in the city usually translates to a lot of wind at the Great Salt Lake.  For those that swam last night, the waves were a WAY bigger today.  I have seen pretty good sized waves at Silver Sands Beach and have always thought about trying to body surf.  There was a story in the news recently about a 9 year old girl that actually surfed out there.  It was too good to pass up today, so I decided to just mess around rather than try to swim.

When Gords pulled up, I had a huge smile on my face and so did he.  He and I have both been emailing Katherine about the upcoming race on Saturday.  She is new to the sport (and the Great Salt Lake) and I offered to meet her at the lake tonight to swim and show her the course before Saturday.  The waves looked a little too rough and she decided to come back to swim with us on Thursday.  I don't blame her at all, it was NUTS!

Gords swam out of the marina, to the white buoy and in to Silver Sands.  I couldn't wait to play in the waves so I went straight down the path to Silver Sands.  I had a huge smile the whole time.  The water was really murky because the waves were stirring up all the sand and mud.  After a while I saw Gords making his way through the mayhem.  The waves that were coming in were completely random, so it was hard to judge when a good one was coming.  It wasn't like the ocean at all, but I did manage to ride a few decent waves.

Gords went to grab his boogie board and fins and I started to get cold so I got out.  I watched him do a little boogie boarding and then we headed home.  I had a LOT of fun tonight and hope to do it again soon!

Here is the video Gords made:


2 comments:

Larry Jackson said...

My daughter was the one surfing at the lake, I'm glad to hear people are getting in there more after that news aired!

Larry Jackson said...

My daughter was the one surfing at the lake, I'm glad to hear people are getting in there more after that news aired!