My name is Clare and I am currently based in Portugal. I was granted a sabbatical year off in October 2018 and I have dedicated the time to learning to surf. It is a slow process which requires huge amounts of patience but I have met amazing people along the way and every so often I have a breakthrough that keeps me hungry for more and energised.

I am learning to surf with my boyfriend. Our conversations are now almost all about surfing and the things we learn. The learning, it turns out, is the greatest adventure of all!

The site is named after a mythical mermaid called Melusina. I have a feeling she liked to surf…