Surf's Up - Memorial Day Weekend
It was great!
Just watching made me wonder if I could get out there and try it again. Of course after I lose a few pounds and work out a bit. I can only imagine what my arms would have felt like after about 30 minutes paddleing around out there. All told I probably spent about two hourswatching a group of about a dozen surfers who's sill levels varied widely. Having not followed the sport since I gave it up 30 plus years ago, I was a bit surprised at the mix of short and long boards being used among the surfers whose ages probably ranged from the low teens into the 50 or 60's. Maybe there is hope for me yet.
This guy was really fun to watch. He was about 5 foot 9 and the board he used was LARGE, almost the size of what the lifeguards use. As you can see he's holding a canoe paddle. He would stand on the board and literally "paddle" out and "stand" around waiting for the next set to come through. The he would paddle his way into the wave. He had several good rides. Later he shifted to a shorter board. I was probably a bit over 8 feet. He got rid of the canoe paddle and shifted back to conventional paddling.