There is no denial that surfing is a great sport that keeps your body in shape and improves balance, among other health benefits. But surfing is so much more than that: it is an uplifting sport, it has the power to make people smile, to give you a shot of adrenaline and make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Surfing is, to many out there, the recipe for happiness. It is a lifestyle.
We are delighted to present you the story of a Californian teen who has been surfing for 2,000 days straight. Meg Roh is an 18-year old Californian surfer who has been hitting the beach every single day for 2,000 days, or almost 5 and a half years, in spite of inconveniences that mother nature or life threw at her, such as bad weather or the flu.
When she was 12, Roh vowed to surf every day to improve her surfing skills. But soon it became clear to her that she would be surfing every day for as long as possible. She tries to surf at least 5 waves every single day, which means that she’s surfed 10,000 waves, a feat not many surfers can say they’ve achieved.
Interviewed by the OC Register, Meg revealed that she considers herself lucky, getting to surf every single day. When asked whether she plans to continue surfing each day, she answered “Maybe! […] I really want to travel a bit, go to the snow, and experience life in different places. I want to stay by the beach, so I can surf. Maybe not every day. But a lot.”
After she had hit 1,000 days of surfing, Meg was featured in the movie The Search for Freedom, which presents “the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive”. /
She serves as an inspiration not only to surfers but to all people out there who are struggling with maintaining a good habit or having constancy in their life. Meg Roh has discovered at a very young age something that takes some people a lifetime to figure out: you need to find a passion that not only makes you feel good inside but also helps keep your body active.
Meg Roh shared this quote in the movie, that we’re sure will inspire lots of people out there:
“Even if conditions aren’t good, I still have fun. Surfing just makes me so happy. Every day is a good day.” We should all be so lucky to find something that makes us happy, do that every day and have a good day, every day!
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