Apr 26, 2011

Jerry's Tenerife Adventure!


Hi

Used my Mat for seven days solid got off the plane and within 3 hours was surfing. Was staying on the island of Tenerife in the Canary isles in the resort of Playa DE ls Americas which is surrounded by famous breaks it never went flat the whole week.Surfed spots such as Bunkers El Conquistador La Troya La Izquierda and La derecha del Cartel,these are all reef breaks and the Mat held up okay unlike me who got an urchin spine in my foot on my first surf.

Getting out, found the best way of duck diving was to try and fold the front to form a tunnel which seemed to work reasonably well most waves I could bob over. Paddling for the waves after a while got it taped and could not believe how late I could take off and make the drop, it was the bottom turn I had the most problem with get it right led to some long rides get it wrong and I went in a straight line into the shore and much frustration.

Overall I would say this is the second most fun you can have lying down, caught plenty of waves and had a ton of fun hope to get better at riding my mat , nearly pulled off air forward on one wave.Will be putting away my bodyboards and make my mat my weapon of choice.

Sorry no photos, wife worst photographer known to mankind

Regards Jerry

2 comments:

GRAYMAN said...

Is Jerry "Blimp" from the UKMS site?

G

Ramsnake said...

Yep, just amazing how late you can hold back the take off and still get away with it. Sounds like you had a fat time Jerry!