She is determined to surf as long as she can. Nancy Meherne leads a simple life by the sea, reports us The Guardian.
At 92, she is still surfing the waves not far from her home in Scarborough Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Made in the 1970s, her board accompanies her on each of her sea trips. She has used it so much that it has lost all its colors.
This grandmother of seven grandchildren therefore surfs all year round even if the water temperature is around during certain periods between 14 and 18 degrees.
And then, when asked about the gaze of passers-by, Nancy Meherne simply and humbly replies that they look at her “because I’m old”.
A great traveler
Born in 1929 in New Zealand, Nancy Meherne says she has led a “full” life, with “never a dull moment”.
First a teacher in her country of origin, the nonagenarian then studied and worked in Europe. She talks about a time when she hitchhiked, slept in train stations and stayed in youth hostels.
Her travels have taken her to India, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and Pakistan, among other places, where she taught at a school for three months.
She then returned to work in New Zealand and raised her three children. His philosophy of life has always been: “You have to have fun. “
Sporty and vegetarian
A late-night surfer, she has become a local inspiration even though she doesn’t get up on her board. “Other surfers respect me,” she assures us. For forty years now, Nancy has impressed and explains owing her iron health to her vegetarian and sugar-free diet.
In addition to surfing, the retiree also enjoys cycling and dancing. How long will she be surfing? The main interested party replies that she will continue as long as she can do “a little jump” on the waves.