Most of us love it when Friday comes around. It’s the end of the working week and we all love our weekends, right?
I love Fridays too and now for more reasons than just because it is the last day of the week leading into the weekend.
Earlier this year, Chloe Jane (our eldest daughter) stumbled upon a group called “ONE WAVE is All it Takes” on Instagram and Facebook. Being the lover of all things ocean and surf, this peaked her interest. She started following them and learning about their message. You can find them on Facebook or Instagram.
One Wave is all about raising awareness about depression, mental health issues and other “funks”. They started an event called “Fluro Friday” and met on Bondi Beach at 6.30am to surf with friends and in the process, encouraged people to get down to the beach for a swim, surf, stand up paddle board, boogie board or just to hang out and enjoy the awesomeness of the early morning. The idea is that for some, “ONE WAVE is all it takes” to get through tough times.
So, three weeks ago Chloe posted on Instagram and Facebook for friends to join her for our very own Tathra Beach Fluro Friday … the first week I went (with my fluro shoelaced runners) just to take photos. They had so much fun and it was such a great event to watch, that the next week, I donned a wetsuit and joined them!
Last Friday was extra special … after posting photos after each “Fluro Friday” and in particular of some epic “party” waves (where you try to get as many people catching the one wave), the two guys that started “One Wave” made a road trip south, six hours from Bondi to join us! What a surprise and what a pleasure to hear their story first hand and get to surf and spend some time with them.
There has been no swell for the past three Friday mornings! However, in spite of the little waves, our whole family has hit the beach at 6.30am every Friday morning and loved the preparation involved in getting our fluro gear ready for each week! The number of people involved has grown with each Friday and while on the beach or in the water, lots of people have asked what was going on and what we were doing … we do create a bit of a talking point!
My Fridays are so much fun … I find I am smiling leading into them and I am left smiling well into the weekend 🙂 … that’s got to be good for your mental health!
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