50s the new 30s, 60s the new 40s and 70s… one of my students was turning 69. Ellen had the lean body of a 20 something, her mind as sharp a precision instrument and her spirit inspired me. I was in awe of her and honored to share my knowledge of surf. Age is not presenting any barriers with this sport at least from what I can see. Last weekend, I was blessed once more to share the gift of surfing with two women both in their mid 60s. Avid skiers and daily workouts at the gym, Sylvia and Evelyn both were natural athletes and we soon find out in the water as well. Although, Evelyn had a neck issue that prevented her from popping up, I was amazed by her agility, balance and board handling while paddling around and through the the whitewater. Sylvia with a minor knee issue was determined. Using a step-by-step method and progression to a surf stance, Sylvia was riding out three waves in no time. I was amazed by their determination and truly inspired. They left me feeling with a sense of accomplishment and appreciation for living life to the fullest!