Surfboard Testing at The Surf Ranch
In this episode, Aarron, my cousin Cole and I got invited to Kelly Slater’s “Surf Ranch” by Geoffrey Yoon to do some surfboard testing. Geoffrey is a Cardiologist who hosts a Doctors’ Summit twice a year, and he honored me with a spot to surf with him and 11 other doctors in February.
My experience at the Surf Ranch was incredible — one of the best waves I have ever surfed! The staff at the Surf Ranch matched the wave quality with excellence. If I had to describe my experience in a couple words, they are “First Class.” From the grounds it was built on, the staff that hosted us, the flavorful food, presentation, and the perfect rights and lefts blew my mind.
I wish the level of my surfing matched the wave… I found the wave to be very fast and a bit tough to get used to at first. In the first session, I struggled with fin size, which made my fist board choice feel tight and stiff. After making the adjustment to a medium-sized fin in my second session, I started to connect with the wave a bit.
At the end of the day, fun was had by all, and I am forever grateful to Geoffrey and all the doctors who included me in their special event. I also want to thank Kelly Slater and the folks at the Surf Ranch (KS Wave CO, WSL) for allowing us to turn on the camera and share our experiences with each other and our community.