With a beautiful sunny afternoon in Rio de Janeiro
, our students had a big challenge in the waters of Copacabana: Practice Stand Up Paddle Surf
. For many it is considered an easy task, but for some it is extremely hard. We started our RioLIVE! Activity
with a fun walk from Rio & Learn
to the Paddle Surf school Universo, and on the way we practiced our Portuguese and had fun with with funny stories from the day before.
Before we started our challenge in the waters of Copacabana, we had the surf teacher give us a class on the basic topics of the sport, in Portuguese of course, but the instructions were fast and soon enough everyone was in the water. At the beginning our students fell a lot, but quickly got the hang of it and did very well. The students were so good that at a moment, they were so far into the water that was basically impossible to see them! When they came back and left the water, the smile on their faces said it all: It was a wonderful experience!