It is sometimes amazing to realize that how much of my surfing process has became autonomic, only to be realized when some process of it changes. This morning was just a perfect example of it.
What changed? Due to the car issues, I have been using my wife's VW Golf.
First I have forgotten a board. I can forget a bootie or hood or even a helmet for a session, but it was pretty stupid of me.
When I arrived at the beach this morning for a surf check, I checked the passenger side seat. "Dammn it!" No board! We took the car for an evening engagement last night, and I forgot to put the board back in!
So I drove back home and got the board. In the meantime, a couple of buddies called me and we said that we'd go to one of the state beaches near by. I said OK, and headed out again.
I was just about ready to turn to the park entrance. Another "Dammn it moment." I don't have the annual pass. It is in the other car. If I have thought of it, I could have taken it out and took it with me before I handed my wagon to the garage. In fact that's something to keep in mind.
I did surf for 45 minutes at Linda Mar. While the sky was nice and sunny for a change, the waves were not happening much for me, and only caught a few.