Jenny Harding, For TSM

I visited my family in North Carolina last week. One of the highlights was a couple days at Carolina Beach, although all of these pictures were actually taken at Kure Beach.  It's the beach where I was nearly snuffed out. The pictures will clearly show I had no business being in the water.  The waves nearly took me under a number of times.

There was no need for my daily intake of 8 glasses of water per day.  I took in that much water on my first trip out on the boogie board.  I never really did figure it out.  I couldn't stay up for more than 5 or 10 seconds.  I think it had something to do with my 6' 4'', 260 pound frame on a postage stamp sized board. I just kept sinking to the bottom.

Somehow my wife was able to capture a couple shots where it looks like I am really surfing. I am actually just taking a few gallons of water and trying not to drown.  Luckily, I did not.