Austin Magee has been surfing more than half his life. And through his travels abroad he has connected with a world wide surfing community. He’s surfed in various weather conditions and many coastlines, including the reefs of Indonesia, Bali, and most recently, Ecuador, where he brings clothing and toiletry items to families in need.
“Doing missions work there is part of it,” Austin Magee says. “It’s a simple thing to do, pick up some things at Walmart to bring items not easy to get in those places.”
After setting up a surf school in Seaside in 2014, returning clients are already booking surf sessions for spring. The water can still be cold during the early spring months, Magee warns, so he has wet suits available. Appointments are recommended so he can ensure the proper size suit for each student.
Magee says anyone can get pick up surfing, and he loves offering lessons for anyone wanting to “hang 10.”
“This deep seeded connection gets rejuvenated every time I teach someone how to ride a wave,” he says. “It doesn’t matter whether you are six or 76. The thrill that pours over you when you feel the energy beneath your feet is unlike anything else.”
Who can sign up: Ages 5 and older, must be able to swim
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
For more information, including pricing, contact: (850) 217-4042; email@example.com; Facebook.com/Austin Magee’s Surf School at Seaside, Florida
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