The schools have released their prisoners and they are all heading for a beach near you!
It doesn't seem like it was only 20 years ago that I too was released onto the streets with barely a GCSE to my name.
Luckily surfing has been good to me. After a brief foray with John Major's Surf Team I was fortunate to work in the surf industry in some capacity. Tragically it's just as unglamorous as working in any other industry - loads or paperwork, emails etc - but at least no one gives you a second glance when you turn up to work in bare feet and smelling of dried seaweed.
After the school activity weeks it now feels like its gone quiet but this is, of course, our busiest period. Last week we had one of the local schools in for a whole week of surfing and while it does get stressful dealing with 40 kids fuelled on nothing but energy drinks and crisps its great to see the improvement that you get with an intensive surf course.
From now on it will be mainly families who will be surfing with us which is far more relaxing!
The school holidays have certainly started well - its beautiful weather today and looks like the surf should be around waisthigh for the next week or so.
Perfect for surf school.