I’d never, ever surfed before this first attempt in Hawaii last week, and I can now, with confidence, say that it’s an extremely difficult sport, requiring a lot of core muscle strength and even more balance coordination.
The whole experience reminded me of a toddler learning to walk — very unsteady and a lot of falling.
But just like that great big smile on the toddler’s face, surfing is a great big smile of fun, wipe-outs and all.
Because of my previous film studies, when I spent an awful lot of time analyzing the old Disney cartoons, I couldn’t help but flashing back to Disney’s “Hawaiian Holiday,” where Goofy goes surfing.
Here are some of my favorite Hawaiian Holiday gags, taken from the cartoon:
And a couple Hawaiian Holiday Pluto Gags…
It’s almost the same exact gag sequence of Goofy losing surf board earlier in cartoon, only this time with Pluto and a crab.
It’s one of the great Disney cartoons. If you’ve never seen it, you should — it’ll make you want to go to Hawaii. .