Blue Turtle Cruising

Surf trip for the boys

Since we’ve been land-locked the last couple of months, we decided last weekend to take a trip to the east coast for one night so the boys could get some surfing in. They’ve been wanting to surf an actual hurricane swell and with Tropical Storm Karl sitting out in the Atlantic producing some really nice waves, we decided to head to Melbourne Beach. Even though I didn’t surf it was still nice to get away and bask in all the luxuries of a hotel (like long showers, real flushing toilets and big beds). Randy and Corey surfed for several hours on Saturday and also on Sunday morning.

After we checked out on Sunday, we drove to Sebastian Inlet, about 16 miles south, to check out the waves there. Sebastian Inlet is a state park with a fishing pier, boat ramp, camping and is also a very popular surf spot on the east coast. Corey surfed for about an hour while Randy and I watched and took some photos from the pier. After than, it was time to head home.

View from our hotel room
View from our hotel room
The boys heading out to surf
The boys heading out to surf
Totally mellow at dinner
Totally mellow at dinner
Sebastian Inlet fishing pier
Sebastian Inlet fishing pier
Sebastian Inlet
Sebastian Inlet
Watching the waves at Sebastian Inlet
Waiting for Corey to catch a wave at Sebastian Inlet
Corey surfing at Sebastian Inlet
Corey surfing at Sebastian Inlet
Corey gets up on a wave
Corey gets up on a wave
Corey surfing at Sebastian
Carving the wave

13 thoughts on “Surf trip for the boys”

  1. Really?? Keep the writings ‘on topic’, don’t care much about your personal life events off the boat. If your blog is about your family daily activities that has nothing to do with boating then fine becuase it is your blog BUT i will not be visiting your site (just as many others will do)

    Just a suggestion….

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    • Hi Jim,

      Sorry you feel that way. Our blog is about living aboard and all aquatic activities, which include paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, etc. This is a personal blog that documents our experience living aboard and all the activities that we love so much on the water, even if we have to drive there. Off topic? Not sure if you’ve been keeping up with this blog but we cover topics ranging from living aboard, cruising, boat projects, watersports and diving to South Florida locales such as Fort Myers Beach, The Keys, and other popular spots on the water. If you are looking for more informational posts perhaps you should check out the Cruisers Forum.

      Kim

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      • I love all of the ” personal life events off the boat.” I’m interested in the way your family lives it’s life both on and off the boat. Looks like a nice time in Melbourne and Sabastian. Keep up the interesting writing and those who don’t like it can spend all their time elsewhere.

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        • Thank you Sharon 🙂
          We do hope to get off the dock soon but we’ve been landlocked as I mentioned in my last post as I’ve been getting over foot surgery and it’s been so hot. We are looking forward to cooler temps and weekend getaways very soon.
          Thanks for reading!

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      • I agree with Sharon. It’s your blog… do what you please. I enjoy the mix of boat stuff and liveaboard lifestyle you write. Encouraging words to you so you will keep it up!

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    • Thanks for reply. Yes we have been reading the blog for a little while and enjoyed the personal touch when it is more focused and less “here’s what I did today”…so I guess it is a little bit too much of a ‘personal diary’ and not enough boat related for our taste. So we’ll be casting off…

      keep the winds at your back, best wishes always

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      • Sorry to hear that one “off topic” post is enough to chase you away. Our blog is about living aboard (i.e. “LIFE” aboard around the water). We both work full-time and are raising a 12-year-old and we can’t cruise and be off the dock all the time. So yes, sometimes our posts aren’t necessarily related to cruising and the boat, it’s about our lifestyle. If you want cruising, there are a lot of blogs out there to follow of retired folks who can do that full time.

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  2. All aspects of your blog interest me and I appreciate you taking the time to share your lifestyle and adventure. I can’t wait for my husband and I to start our liveaboard life! I’m learning a lot!

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  3. Great post, and glad to see you guys got to have some fun with the waves! We enjoy seeing how you make choices to pursue what interests you! And thanks for always including pictures, not just descriptions. That makes a big difference too! Happy living – a rarity these days!
    Fair winds and following seas!
    Michael and Kim

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