The verdict – can Ollie surf?
We did it! We promised that Cactus Ambassador Ollie Phillips would try surfing in Spain, and here is the proof!
A welcome visit to the beach after 40°+ temperatures in Seville (more on that later) saw Ollie swap rugby boots for surfboard and take a few lessons with Escuela de Surf Cadiz (Cadiz Surf School).
The lessons took place on Playa de la Cortadura, one of Cadiz city’s beautiful blue flag beaches. Known for its small waves and warm water, Playa de la Cortadura is perfect for learning to surf – and water lovers can also try paddle boarding and body boarding through the surf school.
So how did Ollie fair? For his first time surfing, and with lessons in both Spanish and English, we were impressed!
Ollie managed to get to his feet and catch a few waves with expert guidance from his surf instructor…before taking a dip in the sea!
Check out the video of Ollie surfing on YouTube
Well done Ollie! Keep posted for our next instalment of what it’s like to learn Spanish in Seville.
And while you’re waiting, why not check out his flamenco moves…
Cactus offers Spanish and surf courses in Cadiz through CLIC, and Ollie also brushed up his Spanish in Seville at their excellent school in central Seville.