We had a fairly small take-off zone that were mainly focused at the 41 st stairs area, and the competition was rather fierce today though it was not that crowded. The 38th side did not look good at all. It was a nice day, but I had to wait for a longer time for some bigger swells to hit the Sharks cove area, and caught probably 5 or 6 waves only in a 3-hours session. So the message here is for me to really learn how to take off on all kinds of conditions. This is where my weakness lies, I think. Probably to build back the confidence up again, I ought to switch to long boarding exclusively this week. I feel a bit lost right now. I know I have felt this way many times in the past and often it is a good sign that there will be a breakthrough coming, but it is disconcerting every time to deal with the uncertainty as to how long I will be in this mode.