Thursday, October 7, 2010
Surfing trips are great experiences.
The anticipation of the journey and the waves to come make me feel like a kid going on a long awaited field trip.
This one is especially pivotal for me as it has been over a year since I have surfed legitimate waves - yes I did say ONE YEAR.
Sure there has been sailing, kiting, windsurfing and paddling - but that all was on flat water or open water swell - not the flowing energy of gravity waves rising up to defy the shoaling and having all the elements come together in that singular moment - yes I miss it.
We'll be back on Monday night - stay tuned for what waves we catch!
I'm bringing everything (except kites) - the Blend, paddles, the 5.8 rig, a surfing mat, a boogie board and fins. I will not be skunked!!!
There are no storms scheduled to push large surf in, but the blend can catch anything.
The place I learned to surf over 22 years ago is where we'll be for the weekend - hopefully after this sabbatical I won't look like I did 22 years ago.