Tuesday, August 12, 2008
surf report: small fish....big pond
i love surfing. seriously. but i hate getting up at 4:00am. not to mention after staying out until midnight with my beautiful wife while nursing a runny nose and headache....needless to say, it was brutal this morning.
so, i've been warned for months now that our regular surf spot would dry up after the summer time and that we'd have to move down the coast a bit once things changed. well...today it changed. i wasn't prepared. i wasn't ready.
our regular spot is safe. easy to get in to. user friendly. low stress. fun. super fun. you walk down some very safe stairs down to a nice sandy beach and then walk into the water. can't really beat it.
the new place is where the "real surfers" go. in fact...i noticed the little sign on the beach informing all participants that it is an "intermediate surf spot". well....i certainly wouldn't qualify myself as intermediate. far from it. i'd put myself square in the beginners category.
any how....there was no surf...so we had to move on. the first thing you do at the new spot is climb down a cliff (with your board in your hand), and then scale over algy covered slippery rocks to the water. sound fun? it threw me off mentally a bit to say the least. after that, i did ok. i caught two waves (on my knees), but the ocean just seemed so much bigger at the new place. like all of a sudden i was playing ball in an arena instead of on my local playground. the hoop was still 10' off the ground....but it just didn't seem the same.
so...that's it. i'm still sick and i'm going to try and get better before i have to sing this weekend. sharon and mag's are sick too....i'm sad for them. :-( alright...see you later gator.