Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Living It Up: Surfing
Get ready to cue the Beach Boys music. The Night Team's Jackie Johnson is searching for the perfect wave -- and learning how to hang ten in tonight's "Living It Up."
(WSVN) --Jackie: "We are hanging ten and Living It Up on Jensen Beach and I'm about to catch some big waves, and I brought along four beach boys to show me how."
Jackie: "Now, South Florida is not really known for huge surfing waves, how do you handle that?"
Geoff: "Well, South Florida, yeah, is not known for consistent huge surfing waves, but when the swells come in, South Florida is, without a doubt, is the best part of the country to be surfing."
Jackie: "What is the hardest part about picking it up?"
Geoff: "The hardest part with surfing is catching the waves."
Geoff: "The first thing we want to see you do is get comfortable on the surfboard."
Geoff: "When you are ready to stand up, what you do is put your hands down and you would pop up and you would land like that."
Jackie: "I'm going to be laying there like this, paddle, paddle, paddle."
Geoff: "Yeah, just like that."
Jackie: "So I'm not going to get hurt, am I?"
Geoff: "No, this board in particular that you are on is a safe soft surfboard specially designed for beginners."
Jackie: "Well, I think Iíve got a hold of all this-- got my surfboard. I'm going to go catch a wave."
Geoff: "Jackie, paddle, paddle!"
Geoff: "She leaned a little too far forward, that's why she bailed."
Geoff: "That's terrific; she's got good balance."
Geoff: "Jackie, do a drop knee!"
Jackie: "What a rush, when you actually get up on one of those waves."
Jackie: "Well, that's what it's like Living It Up learning how to surf with Florida Surf Lessons."
On Thursday: How do you skate inside a gigantic Mickey Mouse costume? Jackie's Living It Up with Disney On Ice.
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