A Day in My Surf Life Style
Yesterday we got together after a gig (so to speak) with our long friend Jocelyn and Dane, and a question of what my "day" looks like. So I think that's something to write about.
5:30 AM The CD alarm starts. I picked a music that come in gradually like Brian Eno or other "environmental" music stuff. I leave the musing running, but will get up by 5:45 or so.
6:00 AM (not going to write what I do here).
6:05 AM Check the computer to see if there is no customer issue that cropped up over night. If something happens then I must do a Plan B. On this post I will write only about Plan A.
Continue checking the web, make sure that StokeMaster.COM site is up and running then check my StokeConsole for the local condition (note I do not rely on Surfline or any other forecasting web sites.) I make a basic determination of where I will hit at this time.
6:15 AM I get in the shower, wash my hair and then shave.
6:30 AM If I am going to places close by, I just get in the wet suits with the torso dangling. Otherwise I will put on a T-shirts and board shorts.
6:35 AM Fill up the water jug with warm water. Load the car with the rest of the stuff. Board stays in the car every day.
6:40 AM: Leave the hose. I don't eat the breakfast. Continue with wave checking and coordinate morning session with local buddies via cell while I drive.
7:00 AM: Arrive at the beach.
7:10 AM: At the shore, doing a warm up exercise.
7:15 AM: Paddling out
8:45 AM: Catch the last wave of the day.
8:50 AM: Wash the salt off and change to the street clothes.
9:00 AM: Grab Coffee + Donut or a Pastry Off to work. But usually take care of phone calls stuff while I drive.
6:30 PM: Start to wrap up day's work. Write the WavLOG. Check system status and such before leaving the office. Check 511.org traffic report until the RT 92 turns from Red to Yellow.
7:00 PM: If the traffic status on 92 is Yellow then I will go, otherwise I will stay in the office and do more work until the traffic dies down.
7:30 PM: Arrive at home. Rinse the wet stuff, hang them up. I have the second pair of wetsuits and such. I have a washing machine right next to the washing basin, so I usually throw the wet stuff in there and put them through a spin cycle. It really works well.
7:45 PM: Dinner and relaxing evening.... If Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmare is on I watch it with my wife. Otherwise I am back on computer doing something, or pay bills or do things.
11:00 PM: Pack tomorrow's street clothes in the duffel bag. Then load it in the car. Then go to bed.
Session 7134 Friday Pre-Work
Thursday I did a short board, but Friday morning was a bit smaller so I decided to take the Egg out. I would say, yeah, I like the egg in the morning.
Saturday, No Session
Got a slow start, went to the beach, but having been small, I decided to take an hour nap in the car. Sometimes that's as fun and relaxing as surfing.
A very special local spot, surfed with Cynthia and Stevo. But breaking small, and I had a lot of fun waves.