I had always wanted to try surfing, but had never had the opportunity or it had been too expensive. However, I had been body boarding in Cornwall when I was about 16. The first time I went surfing was at Ocean Twelve Surf School at Aïn Diab beach in Casablanca in Morocco. We went to ask about the price and it was 100 dirham (£7) for 90 minutes. The coach made a few inappropriate comments, I was wearing a beige wetsuit that made me look a lot like the Michelin man, I didn't manage to kneel, let alone stand up and I choked on sea water a few times but other than that it was great and a thrilling experience!