Sunday, April 23, 2006
What an absolutely great weekend! I finally got some surfing in! I went both Saturday and Sunday and am now very sore. On Saturday I met up with Alison in the morning and we got into the water about 10am. My plan was to be able to surf until Hannah arrived around 11:30am, however, being that it had been a few weeks, and before that, month, that I had surfed, I pooped out pretty quickly. A great time was had by us both though. Alison had seen me take my first ride and later told me I was smiling the whole time. Damn that was a great left! We got out around 11:30am and walked by the lot to see if Hannah had arrived. "You're just getting out?" Hannah said with a disappointed tone. That's all it took for me to get back into the water with her and surf a few more waves. I'm such a sucker! Anyway, I was beat and didn't think I could paddle back out for another, so Hannah and I made plans to surf the next day. I went back to Alison's house as she was giving herself a pedicure. I got changed and we went to the Pink Godzilla for some sushi and sake. We later caught the last of the Big Stick Log Jam, which was a surf contest that involved old longboards and no leashes, lots of hanging 5 and 10 going on. What a great day!
So today, it was looking pretty flat. Hannah and I decided, if anything, we would go for a paddle to stretch out our aching surfing muscles. Well, there were some fun sets that rolled through and we did catch a few waves here and there. We had lots of conversation in between and it was so reminiscent of those wonderful fall luna run sessions. We ended our session with a paddle around one of the buoys, as we had intended to do in the first place. I think we reached rockstar status this weekend.
Just wonderful to be surfing and to be with my lovely friends again.
The above image I took of the logs and the jam (the guy hangin'5 in the background).