During the Easter Break eleven young people from Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource attended a surfing day at Cayton Bay, Scarborough.
On arrival at the Surf Shop the task of getting into the wet suits was a test in itself. Once kitted up the group then carried their boards down to the beach. They were shown basic techniques on how to use the surf board and catch a wave. They were then supported in the water by Chris from the Wave Project, an instructor from The Cayton Bay Surf Shop and Ian from NYY.
The day was the first time some of the young people had met each other. Alongside the surfing, the day was designed as a team bonding session, as the group are all going on a sailing residential at the end of May. They will be spending a weekend aboard the 70 foot James Cook, which is designed to be sailed by young people, many of whom come from non-sailing backgrounds. The young people will be fully involved in sailing the boat, which I am sure will be an experience for all crew members.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day out on the North Sea and all fully immersed themselves in the surfing.
Next Challenge, Sailing Weekend 31st May – 2nd June 2019.