This week has started off as a "small" week. Not much in the way of the summer south swells and basically "local" 8 seconds wind swells. But I continue to enjoy these summer small days. First of all, the condition thins out the crowds. And this is what most people don't know, if you wait long enough there still are some good sets that come form time to time. On smaller set periods, I stay inside and when the sets get bigger, I let give the first set to a group of people who have been waiting outside, and then I paddle out to catch second or the third one in the set, that are bigger.
I practiced tons of takeoff timing practices today and that's another thing I enjoy smaller days. Basically unless the condition is down-right dangerous for my level of surfing, there always is something to do and there is any part of surfing I can reinforce. Even if it goes completely flat, I can still build my paddling muscles by paddling the entire length of the beach and back etc.