Apparently homeschooled surfers are showing up in waves.
Surfing Magazine posted a rolling dialogue on the subject:
Dueling Keyboards: Homeschool
As hundreds of thousands of adolescent students are settling into the first few weeks of the 2013-2014 school year, others kids run rampant in the streets. They eat lunch when they want to eat lunch, study when they want to study and most importantly — at least for this article — surf when they want to surf. They are homeschooled. To a kid, this might mean a rigorous routine of math, science and English or it might mean they never even get a GED. Should exceptional surf talent bother with the tired old school system? Why wait on Superman? Or does homsechooling rob the youth of an essential stepping stone towards becoming a functioning member of society. Chas Smith and Brendan Buckley iron it out.
The conversation seemed a bit tongue-in-cheek. At least I hope it was with catch-phrases such as the opposer who “knew a young man who was homeschooled and his mother breast-fed him until he was like 17.”
Maybe this Surfing Magazine article stemmed from an Orange County based article on some surfin’ boys.
Kyuss King, Nathan Carabba, Cole Houshmand, Sebastian Mendes and Rasmus King enjoy an end of summer backyard barbecue, before they all part ways, heading home and back to school. Photo Credit to Andrea Swayne in the Dana Point Times
Three of the boys discuss their education and what needs to be done to follow their passion of surfing.
Boys of Summer: So Cal Surfer Style Dana Point Times By Andrea Swayne
COLE: It’s a bummer when summer is over but with homeschooling I can work hard and get ahead to have more time to surf. The waves are usually better in the winter and it’s competition season, so there’s actually plenty to look forward to.
SEBASTIAN: I do homeschool so I have to be disciplined to turn in my work and it can be lonely sometimes. I have to have initiative to do it myself so I can go surf. I want to be smart. I want to have a home. I want to have a career and be on the World Tour. I want to have kids someday and I know how important school is.
KYUSS: I starting a new schooling system that’s kind of like homeschool but I still go to school some. It’s alright but I’m going to miss California. When we get home, summer will be just starting though.
It doesn’t hurt their education being able to travel around the world. Make that Surfin’ The World.