Recently the West Wight Landscape Partnership funded a series of surfing lessons with Chris Mannion and Isurf for youngsters from a school in the West Wight. A young lad called Hugo put a few words together to explain the great experience he had.

I feel like I’m free. I’m riding the tide.

The waves chasing me to the shore.

Arms out, knees bent, water dripping down from my head.

It’s gone dark now. I’m being tumbled and rolled by these wild wet panthers,

I can hear the distant sound of voices, clashing stones and the roar of water.

So that’s a wipeout. I love it.

I can feel myself grinning, I love it.

Again! Again!

I am paddling out in search of the next powerful wave, frothing at me like a dog with rabies.

This is great. Thanks Chris

By Hugo