Marlon was trying tricks again. I definitely had the correct equipment out - this setup was perfect from the get go. I caught ten in an hour and a half - long rides with minimal pumping, just gliding along and when a section showed or I got close to the beach, I'd crank a carving turn and dismount. Too much fun!!!
I also got a couple of pump returns as a bonus - I could have taken the first return wave for a 2 for 1, but I just took the ride back out. One of the squalls finally caught us and we called it! Really fun session that proved the right gear makes all the difference.