The Salvadorean Pacific coast is apparently one of the best surf spots in the world. Unfortunately the sport didn`t come as naturally to me as I thought it should. After an hour of lessons, I made almost no progress in even standing up on the surfboard and finished feeling exhausted and in slight physical uncomfort from lying on the board for so long. I tried again the next day, but this just added more humiliation by being shown up by ten year olds. I realised eventually that I should never again touch a surfboard again before I perminantly destroy the sport`s cool image.