My two oldest surf but were never "pushed" into doing it.They just did it I guess because they saw their father, uncles, and cousins all doing it. Same with fishing and hunting. My youngest never seemed too interested so I never bother him about it. He was on the beach Wednesday while I surfed. He said he wanted to go in. I took him down Thursday PM and pushed him into a few. He had a blast.
Spending time with your kids is important imo. It doesn't matter if its surfing, skating or kicking a soccer ball. I take my 8 yr old daughter surfing, fishing, swimming and I coach her basketball team. I encourage her to explore new things and activities all the time and she loves it.
lol I don't think u should be anywhere near children.im calling john walsh on you