That wasn't going to happen, no matter how hard she tried. Besides, I knew I was going to stay on the 'favorite sister status' either way. But, just to make sure I'd have a valid reason to stay on the top of her list, we checked with an information desk as soon as we arrived to see if there were any surf spots on the island. Turns out, there was ... on the opposite side.
Trying to please my sister, and her cravings to surf, I expressed my enthusiasm for going. Little did I know at the time, she could have cared less and the main reason she was going is because of my "enthusiasm". The hour and a half long bus ride to Sao Vicente (our destination) was an hour and a half's worth of torture for Dana, who has extreme cases of motion sickness. All but 30 minutes of that ride we were going up and down switchbacks; her face was nearly green by the time we arrived. But the prospects of surfing nursed her back to health as soon as we exited the bus.