Story Behind This Song
This song was inspired by a surf trip I went on at the “Surf with Amigas” surfing trip/camp at the “El Coco Resort” in Nicaragua. It was much needed getaway and vacation that I truly needed at that time!
At the time, I wasn’t feeling very great about myself with a lot of the stuff I was seeing on Facebook that just made me feel left out and it was such a needed escape for me to get out of the country and completely away from technology.
It’s funny because most of the time I go surfing, I usually just go out by myself. It’s not that I don’t want to go out surfing with other friends and Amigas/amigos, it's just that most of the time they're always surfing dawn patrol or at 8am in the morning, and I can barely get to work at 9am every day, ha! I have 2 days out of the week that I can wake up when my body is ready vs being jolted out of bed with an alarm clock buzz, so I refuse to set my alarm on the weekends (with the rare exception every once in awhile). Since I’m so busy at work during the week and I’m not at all a morning person, the weekends are really my only time to get out, I’m a weekend warrior for sure.
Anyway, that’s really a whole new song I wanna write called Weekend Warrior, ha!
The point of the above being, this trip, because of being unplugged and the fact that there’s not a lot going on late at night there, I was able to get up early every day and go out and surf with other girls. It’s amazing the supportive community spirit that was there. When girls surf together they always cheer each other on, you really don’t see a lot of that with guys and their competitive nature, ha! During the trip, I remember everyone singing happy birthday to me as I was surfing in on a really long wave ride (but more of a white wash one, ha). It was such a great moment. I was also able to share my I’d Rather Ride a Wave song with the surfers there, and I think they got a kick out of it. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that I had to find ways to insert the following words into the song that we heard the surf instructors use there all the time (gnarly, froth). I was thinking it would be a pretty fun drinking game to play, to take a drink anytime those words were said. I think we’d be drunk the whole trip, ha. I guess to be a true surfer and living the surfing lifestyle, you need to at least say gnarly & froth once a day!
The Surf With Amigas experience not only was about surfing, there was so much adventure there from wild horseback riding (well the one I first got on was a bit wild, ha), to sledding down a volcano, to the calming Yoga sessions and the delicious rum and food that was served there.
So beyond the surf retreat with the Surf with Amigas name, surfing with friends is so much fun, when you can find the time. I’m going to strive to try & find more time to do this and maybe plan a little more ahead every now and then and get more surf time with amigas & amigos!