“The OC” was my guilt pleasure from 2003 to 2007. Ryan and Marissa’s affluent seaside lives in Newport Beach created a fantasy land that I longed to experience. It wasn’t the high-class world of Newport Beach that enthralled me; it was more of the surroundings and possibilities that held my attention and kept me dreaming. Growing up in the harsh winters and short summers of eastern Canada left me wanting more sunshine, ocean waves, warm weather, and hot sandy beaches. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that when I finally made my dream location, southern California, my home, I spent countless days and nights at Newport Beach.
The surfers are always in abundance at Balboa Pier. Their skill and grace encourage me to continue practicing. The art of surfing is as beautiful as watching a ballerina on stage. Control, endurance, and balance are at their finest while surfing the Pacific waves. I haven’t mastered the surf board just yet, but I still enjoy the thrill of the waves on a body board.
When we’re not enjoying the refreshing water, Newport Beach is a great place to walk along the sand, play games, bask in the sun, and take in the Golden Coast. As I continue to walk along the boardwalk, revel in the sunsets, and boogie board in the ocean waves all year long, the beauty of Newport Beach never ceases to amaze me.