Lacanau is a small town, just 2 hours away from Bordeaux. It is one of the surfing spots in southwestern France and mostly packed during summer.
I stayed for the weekend and tried to surf. Unfortunately, it was an epic failed attempt. The current and the wind was too strong, I failed to catch a single wave on my own. The instructor was kind enough to push me once and I was able to stand up for a bit but after that, I just kept on falling off board.
At some point while walking towards to catch a wave, I got leg cramps. It was too strong that my right leg gave in. I was stuck and could hardly move and a wave was coming towards me. I couldn’t do anything if I stayed in the water. I just jumped on my board and let the waves take me to the shore. I saw the instructor, who was at the shore, confused, shouting at me what was wrong.
When I reached the shore, I rested and relaxed my leg a little bit. I did a bit of first aid massage on my leg and after awhile, I still went back to the sea to try again. Since I was just attending a surf class, it only lasted for a few hours. I wasn’t able to get on board again until the session ended.
I was disappointed with myself but then again, I know I can come back again. This time I am going in the summer cause the water was freezing at the time when I went there. LOL.