Splash! I jumped into the pool and swam under came up and took a breath of fresh air. I looked around and saw the beautiful view of the sky blue water around me. As I left the water I grabbed my towel and dried myself, I then heard my dad yell out to me.
“Jake were going to go into town if you want to come”
I replied “okay wait up ill come”
So I quickly ran to our little town house and got dressed. We drove into Kailua town to have a look at the shops.
As we arrived in Kailua town, after a 30 minute drive, we headed for the mall to do some shopping. My mum and dad went to go look at some stuff in the mall, while I went looking for a new surf board in the window of the shop. As I walked past the shop I took a glance at the surf board. It was a clam blue colour with a glowing silver brand name. I looked at the price! $700!!!! I couldn’t afford it but I really wanted and needed a new surf board. I didn’t know how I could get my hands on $700. But then it came to me…. I could enter a surf competition and if I won I could use the winnings to pay for the surf board. I noticed the other day there was a surfing competition approaching I could enter that. It was called the billabong pro surf competition. It was on the 8th to the 20th of December!!! That was in 4 days.
I quickly rang dad to see if I could enter for the competition, I could meet him at the beach to register for the competition and he said yes. I started walking towards Kailua beach to meet my mum and dad which was ten minutes away from the mall. I walked across the road over to the beach, and went to the white tent to register, I filled it out. We then went back to the town house and I went out to practise for the competition, after 2 hours I heard my dad scream out to me.
“Lunch is ready son”
I replied “okay coming” I ran in a grabbed my towel and got dried.
Straight after lunch I went back out in to the water to practise again I felt excited about the competition but I was also very nervous, because I wanted to do well so I could get the money for that surf board I saw in the window. As I excited the water I got dry and went in to our cabin and watched some TV before dinner. I switched off the TV walked into town to get some fish and chips to eat for dinner. As I was walking I could hear loud chirping in the tall thin palm trees. It was mostly quite besides form the birds up in the tree. I went to the local fish and chipper, I ordered some chips, a flake and a dim sim. I then walked back home and sat on the couch. I was thinking about the competition and how I was going to approach it and all my tactics I was going to use. As I fell asleep I had a dream that I was coming last in the competition and that everyone was laughing.
As I woke up the next day I quickly got out of bed and got ready to head to Kailua beach for the day. I packed a bag and got my surf board as well and threw everything into the car. As I parked the car, I felt nervous and scared. As I walked onto the yellow, sandy beach I had a quick glance at the rest of my competition. They looked pretty scary and ferocious, I was ready. I was sitting on the hot sand waiting for my name to be called out of the loud speaker for my competition. I was ready I practised all day yesterday!
I closed my eyes and breathed in and out very slowly. All of a sudden I heard my name being called out “could the following people enter the water James, Bryn, Nathan and Jack” I grabbed my surf board and swam out looking for the perfect wave to catch, I saw it! It was about 25 metres away, as I got to it I saw a black shadow in the water. I didn’t know what it was. All of a sudden a great white shark leaped out of the water and stretched its jaws around my right leg and snapped like a stick of celery and I feel down of my surf board and into the blue water. As my eyes closed I heard a loud siren and saw flashing lights on an inflatable boat.
I slowly opened my eyes to see a bright light right in my face, I turned my head to see my mum and dad siting down, they stood up and came over to me and cried with tears of joy…… the end