Jackson Surfs “The Cove”



Jackson and I went surfing with Pénélope while she was here with us (she’s our French exchange student). It was a small day at “The Cove” – perfect for surfing with baby. It was just our third time out on my longboard together. For other surfer mamas out there – the water wings work WAY better than the infant life vest! The life vest will flap in your face and block your vision – kind of unsafe! The wings give baby freedom and mommy (or daddy) visibility while also giving you comfort that if baby should fall off for some reason, there’s an added level of protection.



What was super cool about this surf session is that Jackson started to spontaneously say “weeeeeeeee!” – it was ADORABLE – even after getting a face full of salt water! He would also clap after a good wave! lol So cute. He was very intrigued by the GoPro too and kept wiping the screen and pushing all of the buttons. ha ha! We caught 8 or 9 waves and he started to get cold and jump off of the board – time to go in! Can’t wait for the next session :) #surferbaby #lifesswell #thecove #gopro


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Today was that next session! I just added footage (below) to the original video. Jackson went out with daddy today on the body board and had so much fun! Then mommy took him out for one wave on the longboard. Soooo much fun!! Only thing is I keep forgetting the water wings that have the floaty around the tummy – he loves putting it on and I like them better than the normal water wings.


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Water wings with float around tummy - these are the wings I’m talking about. Jackson loves to wear them! Works great for surfing with baby :) <too bad I keep forgetting to bring it with us!>



These shark water wings are super cute and will do the trick nicely as well!







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7 Responses

  1. Emily Dudley says

    I can’t stop watching this!

    • Malika says

      ha ha! I know! I’m THAT mom – the one that shows everyone this video everywhere I go! lol

  2. Lani says

    The cutest video ever!!! I remember the first time we dunked him in the water. He has changed soooouch since then :) lol

  3. Jennifer says

    This is completely adorable. Go momma! Go baby Jackson.

    Love it :)

  4. Kathy Honda says

    Awesome baby surfa boy! Future surfa in the works! Love his hug to you after.

  5. Anonymous says

    Awesome baby surfa boy! Future surfa in the works! Love his hug to you after.

  6. Emily Dudley says

    Omgoodness!! So cool!
    Go Go Jackson!!