It has been a bit of while since last time I surfed The Cowells, and it was
a lot of fun. One thing I love about Santa Cruz and especially the West Side
is that the rides can be very long. One thing I hate about Santa Cruz and
especially the West Side is that the rides can be very long. Sometimes I
start right off the edge of the "Indicators" and you will finally splash
down (note, I don't quite do the clean pull-out yet), close to the Cowell
shore, and then I have to paddle all the way back to the "outside." In our
local Half Moon Bay breaks we have two extremes, normally we paddle for a
minute to get 5-second rides. so to speak and Mavericks surfers can surf the
distance in a day a normal surfer will run in his or her lifetime.
So now I am back home, my arms are just about in the same shape and
consistency of the turkey wings on Thanksgiving.
Frankly, through, I have been feeling in kind of a bit of slump mode lately
and it was a good confidence building day. Especially now I can successfully
negotiate the inside parking lot. Plus the waves were not very big today
even at the outside, and not as crowded like a nice summer day.
I have to give my hat off to a girl surfer without any wetsuit today. Many
of us are freezing our buns off with wetsuit, and she just had a swimsuit
Today's session was joined by Arthur, and his wife Heidi, Reez, Tanya. We
did go to dance afterwards, but it was fairly intense with everyone knowing
the Salsa steps. I said, I have my hands full with learning how to surf.
Today' my stoke was level 7.