With summer having come to an end over here in Western Australia, the wind-filled afternoons are also behind us for a few months. While the prevailing easterlies that now reign make for glassy ocean conditions, they're generally not strong enough for wing surfing. Most Autumn days don't bring enough swell to go out surfing either around the area I live. This prompted me to try out a new activity - balance boarding.

I bought the board online from a Sunshine Coast family business, Barefoot & Salty. It came with 2 cork rollers, 5cm and 8cm in diameter. They were really nice to deal with, and included a handwritten thank-you note in the shipment. A lovely touch.

Just a few days in, I can already see a lot of progress, and it's proving to be a really fun activity for which I don't even need to leave the house.

Keep on riding :)

Barefoot & Salty XL Surf balance board

Figure 1: Barefoot & Salty XL Surf balance board