Monday, July 14, 2008

KODA surfing lesson in San Diego



I decide to teach Kid of Deaf Adult (KODA) surfing lessons because last year I taught some deaf children and adults. My new challenge would be to teach KODA because it's a bit different than deaf student; however they all know American Sign Language (ASL). It's perfect for me so I can communicate with anyone who knows ASL much easier. Teaching them in ASL really does inspire me. Here are some the photos that I taught 3 KODAS.

I did really had a great time teaching them. Seeing them smile influenced me to smile then I influenced them back too. It was really cool! Now you noticed the students wearing yellow shirts and I was wearing red shirt, there is a short story behind this. Remember I mentioned about last year that I was teaching deaf students as voluntary, I decided to go to Pacific Beach Surf Shop because I would to be more involved with teaching surf lessons. The owner of the shop named Randy knows me from surfing at my local spot and I asked him some questions about teaching skills and rules of teaching students.

After talking with him, he decided to ask me why not work for him. It was funny because I was asking him questions and I did not expect to work for him right away. He was asking me how long I have surfed and if I have alot of experiences with surfing. I told him yes, I have surfed for 14 years and the first time I ever surfed was about 20 years ago. Randy thought I'm qualified for the job and wondered if I could make some contacts in the deaf community. I told him yes then he said go ahead start making contacts with them. I'm shocked that I can go ahead and contact the deaf community.

Wait a minute, deaf community? How about ASL community? Yes, it's more like it. There are ASL students out there that they are taking ASL classes. Why not teach them how to surf and learn ASL at the same time?! It's win and win situation. Deaf, Children of Deaf Adult (CODA)s, KODAs, and ASL students, please come and check this website out, Pacific Beach Surf School. You see this cool shirt?

Right on!!

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Friday, July 11, 2008

In the Search of Deaf Surfers

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

SDDS: Tourmaline Surf Park, July 4th, 2008

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Monday, April 21, 2008

SDDS: pictures on 4/20/08

San Onofre State Beach on 4/20/08

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

SDDS: Forecast on 4/20/08

(ASL VLOG) No Transcript for this time but just come and join us at San Onofre State Beach!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

SDDS: Tourmaline Surf Park 3/23/08

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Jon was in full wetsuit and Brett was in spring wetsuit.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

SDDS: Bad and Good news

Bad News:
San Diego Deaf Surfriders (SDDS), Orange County Deaf Surfriders (OCDS), and USDSA-CA agreed to not meet at San Onofre, CA on March 16, 2008. Due weather and wave condition would not worth to surf.

Good News:
Come and join us for hang out at California Surf museum in Oceanside at 10AM! We are interested to learn about surf history through picture and some of vintage surfboards.

I would like to let you know that I’m apology for short notice with an announcement.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

SDDS NEWS 3/16/08


It was awesome to do uploaded a video clip from pager (Treo 755p) to a vlog. This video clip was taken at Tourmaline surf park (San Diego,CA) today. It is a perfect day for kite-surfing and windsurfing because there are some strong winds in the early afternoon today.

San Diego Deaf Surfriders (SDDS), Orange County Deaf Surfriders (OCDS), and USDSA-CA agreed to meet at San Onofre, CA again on March 16, 2008. Come and join us for surfing or hang out at the beach! We probably will be doing the unofficial surfing contest that we could be prepare for the World Deaf Surfing Championship next year.

Will I see you there?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

SDDS: SanO 2/17/08

SDDS at San Onofre “SanO”

On 2/17/08, Deaf and ASL signer surfers met at San Onofre from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. I learned that people knew about coming to SanO by through the website: USDSA, CALDeaf, and SDDS without any emails involved! All of us were stoked by surfing all morning until we returned to the sand by noon-ish. We were inspired by sharing good surfing stories. Also, we were interested about USDSA that Marina shared the information with us.

John and I decided to go back to surf more and the waves were smaller than earlier. So, I brought something with me while surfing that I would like to share it to you on the vlog!

See you at water or sand next time!


P.S. Thanks to John for making this happened!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

SDDS NEWS 2/17/08

San Diego Deaf Surfriders (SDDS) & Orange County Deaf Surfriders (OCDS). Both clubs agreed to meet at San Onofre, CA on Feb. 17, 2008. Come and join us to surf or hang out at the beach! We probably will be learning about Marina's experience that she went to Japan for World Deaf Surfing Championship 2007. Now, World Deaf Surfing Championship 2009 will be at Hawaii!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

SDDS and OCDS at San Onofre

San Diego Deaf Surfriders and Orange County Deaf Surfriders met at San Onofre, CA on Dec. 29, 2007. We had a good time on a small day (surf) and the water was freezing cold (55 degree)! Then we hung out at the beach all morning. We shared our ideas for the year of 2008 through blogs and it's possibly for us to do the announcements of surf reports and events.

More friends arrived later in the morning.