Thursday, October 14, 2004

Session 4.202 Fog Surfing

A major software failure at work disturbs my dawn patrol routine this morning. The situation was so bad that I probably could have not had a time to even go surf and write today's session. Luckily, someone else figured out the issue just after lunch, and so that was nice. I wrapped up one more project and now onto surfing this afternoon.

I was a bit stoked about going to somewhere near by, but once I got out on highway 1, it was so foggy that I could not see a thing out. Went further up north and still bad too. I looked over Montara from the bluff top and still I could not even see whether any waves are beating right at the shore. If there are some shore breaks I would guess that there are some waves out there.

So I ended up at Linda Mar again (as usual) and this was foggy too, but a slightly less. In fact towards the end of the session it did clear out.

Today was basically what people call "ankle slapper" type day, with the tide really low at the time and also the swells really dwindling down.

So I thought it would be really fun to just ride those small breaks that happen closer to the shore, so I was glad I brought the fish board, it turned out perfectly great. I actually feel that catching these small waves are just as fun and challenging as catching the big ones, and with a more confidence under my belt, I can actually take off on waves that happen only on knee deep water and still be able to take off, make turns and have some rides and not trashing the board.

I really love catching small waves, because there are many things to improve. For example, it is a perfect place to try not to pearl and take off on an angle. It is also a good place to learn how to flick up very fast too. Since these are the areas that I am trying to strengthen, I was really happy to see this condition today. I had a few success and also few pearls too.

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