This was my favorite part of the trip. I never knew surfing could be so much fun! Even wiping out was totally radical!! I wished the day would never end. But it did, dammit… “Get Up!” says the instructor (black hat). Steady…. Hold it… The big man stands. My turn… Such intense concentration. 2 seconds later, the tipping starts… Yep, does not look promising… Why am I smiling when I'm about to wipe out? Much better… I almost collided with Snorkeling Dave. The ocean wasn't big enough for the both of us. Lunch He looks exhausted. Our view at the restaurant. Sunburnt but still all smiles. SPF 35 didn't cut it. Nope, not my Mai Thai. My Pina Colada. =D Mmmm.. Cheeseburger… I look over cooked and Ben looks medium well. On our way out. Shops at Paia. Crystal clear water. More shops This is where you catch some shades. Neat cottages.