I think I had one of the most fun and memorable surfing sessions this evening. Nicole and I met up at Cowells at about 7pm and got in the water as then the sun was setting. The water was gorgeous, glowing purples and oranges. There were only two other surfers when we got in and a guy and his 4 kids joined us as well. The waves started coming in as the tide was getting low and the dark was setting in. It was just plain fun. The guy and his family went in as did the 2 other surfers, so it was just myself and Nicole with waves to ourselves. Such an awesome experience surfing without sunlight, using your skill and senses to catch waves. I think I surfed way better because I couldn't see behind me, I popped up right away and really felt my way through. I started getting comfortable, but then I heard a sea lion barking and realized once again that I could be prey to a large fish (however unlikely). That was about when Nicole and I decided to go in. I definitely want to do that again
PIC: We see a lot of these guys in California. As cute as they are, sea lions are also a favorite food of great white sharks.
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