“If we are strong, and have faith in life
and its richness of surprises, and hold
the rudder steadily in our hands.
I am sure we will sail into quiet and
pleasant waters for our old age.” Freya Stark
It’s always a great day when I can spend time with my son. Especially spending time together outside doing something we both enjoy.
For the past year, my son has been taking sailing lessons. He started out with a small ten foot sail boat and just finished with the second phase sailing a fourteen foot boat. Today we went out to the marina and took out one of the fourteen foot boats that he has been learning on.
It was so relaxing out on the water. Just a beautiful day for sailing. The water was smooth and the wind was perfect. Not to mention the sun was shining and the temperature was in the mid 70s. A picture perfect day for a Saturday sail.
“The sea, once it casts its spell,
holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
Sailing, surfing and snorkeling are just a few of the ocean activities people enjoy in Redondo Beach.
Boating and sailing is another popular activity. One of the boats you will see quite often in Redondo Beach waters is the Body Glove boat.
Body Glove is a surf, skateboard and water sports brand started in Redondo Beach. Founded in 1953 by twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell, the brothers are credited for inventing the first practical wetsuit in the early 1950s in the back of their Redondo Beach surf shop, Dive N’ Surf.
From a small back yard of a surf shop, two passionate divers went on to become Redondo’s most prominent business, Body Glove.