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- Single Wave Single Move
- Surfing at 17 weeks Pregnant
- Surfing at 14 Weeks Pregnant
- Surfing in the First Trimester
- I’m Pregnant!
- The Next Step Teaser
- Left Sequence of Fun
- Lazy High Tide Session at Punta Mango
- Sharing the Stoke in Nicaragua
- Building a High School in Nicaragua with Waves of Hope and Surf For Life
- Frame Grabs from The Point
- Holly in the Philippines
- Honeymoon in the Philippines
- Holly and Kim Obermeyer’s Wedding Video
- Holly Volunteers with Surf For Life and Waves of Hope to build a High School in North Nicaragua
- Surf Munkey Surf Hats
- Beautiful Girls On Longboards
- Reigniting my competitive roots
- Froth Froth Froth
- Holly and friends getting tubes in Nica- Surfline article
- Backside Tube Sequence
- Testing the Rusty Dozer, 4F, and Jokerr
- Holly Beck Gives Back With Waves of Hope
- We Love Sharks – Holly Beck Dives with a Whale Shark and Great White Sharks
- Holly Gets A Cute One in El Salvador
- Surf For Life El Salvador Round 2
- Hawaiian Floor Sleeping
- Holly Beck Surfing in Nicaragua
- InnerView with Holly Beck on Korduroy.tv
- Beautiful Wave Trailer
- Raising Money for a New Elementary School Classroom
- Text Book Anatomy
- Surf For Life Video – Building a High School in El Salvador via Korduroy.tv
- All sorts of crazy people on this planet
- Snowboarder Surfer Gardener Marie France Roy
- Sector 9 Skateboarding Sisters
- The Goodwin Project
- Surf For Life El Salvador Montage
- Backside Tube Ride
- Sarcastic Drama while Building a High School in El Salvador
- Building a High School in El Salvador with Surf For Life
- Longboarding at La Bahia
- Gringos Moving Sand with Surf For Life in El Salvador
- Ecuador is Buenazo
- The Automatic Shred Stick with Andy Olive
- Building a School in Nicaragua with UFC fighter Uriah Faber and Surf For Life
- Building a Cabana in Nicaragua – Eucalyptus posts
- Learn to Surf, Yoga, Adventure Retreat Highlight Video
At 17 weeks pregnant, my belly has started to grow. I definitely feel it when I paddle. I’ve been trying to put more weight on my knees/thighs to take the pressure off my belly, which works pretty well other than that it is now a bit harder to paddle into waves. I’m riding a wider/thicker board and a little slower to my feet, but once I’m up and riding I’m feeling great!
I’m pregnant, YAY! I’m excited to finally be 13 weeks pregnant and not shy about sharing the news. I’m also excited that i’m finally starting to feel a bit more like myself. I still get really tired in the evenings, but most of the nausea has faded – although it can come back quickly when scrolling through all the previously delicious looking recipe posts on Pinterest!
If you don’t know already, i’m a former professional surfer who now runs Women’s Surf Yoga and Adventure Retreats. Surfing is a huge part of my life. When planning our pregnancy, my husband and I thought about timing. We figured I’d be totally fine to surf at least until the 4th month but that we should be sure to plan the later months of pregnancy and delivery for the low surf season of our business – the often stormy, rainy months of August – October. Fortunately, we got pregnant right on schedule in December which points to an early September due date. Perfect!
What I didn’t fully take into account was how sick and exhausted i’d feel in the first trimester. Our first retreat of the year was in late January – the 7th week of my pregnancy. Getting out of bed in the morning was a struggle. I was battling fatigue, morning sickness, and the anxiety of knowing there were a group of 12 ladies who wanted to surf with me waiting for me to make my way down to the beach! I was able to drag myself down there an hour or so later than the rest, and I did paddle out, do some coaching, and catch a few waves myself. But my body was not happy about it, and I couldn’t stay in the water for long.
The 6th-8th weeks were the worst, but once I got to week 10, I actually had a few days where I felt marginally better. There were moments where I almost even felt normal! By week 11, I was back in the water surfing and feeling really good about it. I feel a bit weak after taking it so easy for the last month and I am still definitely taking it easier than normal, but it feels really really good to be back in the water and riding waves.
I’ve been reading a lot about surfing during pregnancy and have been surprised to see photos and videos of ladies surfing deep into their 7th, 8th, and even 9th months! We’ll see how long I can stay in the water on my surfboard!
Growing up the oldest of five sisters and spending a ton of time helping mom look after the younger ones, plus after earning years of spending money by babysitting neighbors, I was never totally sure that I ever would want kids of my own. I relished the freedom to jump on a plane on a moment’s notice to chase some adventure in a far off corner of the globe.
Then I met this guy, turned 30, stopped competing, moved full time to Nicaragua and all those things together made me suddenly ready to settle down, plant a garden, nurture a pair of dogs, and start thinking about starting a family.
On March 30th, 2013 Kim and I were married in front of a small group of family and friends. You can watch the video from the ceremony here.
A few months later we began planning the best timing to conceive so that the baby would be born in the rainy season and the low season for our business. In December, we lovingly and intentionally conceived a baby and are now eagerly looking forward to meet the little one sometime in early September 2014.
To read more about this process, check out my new blog saltwatermama.com!
Starting Feb. 1, the owner of Seascape has decided to offer a promotion- 30% off the next tow lots sold. These lots were already a great deal- 1/2 acres with sea view, power and water to the lots already in an established development with good title. Its impossible to beat. The land is a short, 7-8 minute walk to the beach at Santa Maria a small fishing village in Northern Nicaragua. With the 30% discount the last remaining lower lot (#12) is only $21,000 and the upper two rows with great sea views are only $35,000.
First come, first serve for two lucky people who want to start a dream home in Nicaragua.
See http://www.seascapenicaragua.com for details.