Sunday in the Saddle
I actually wanted to surf today. I thought about it. I obsessed about it. I moped. I did everything I do when I'm not sure I'll get the go-ahead from Soul Brother #1 to surf. And after all that, I went for a bike ride. My man is trying to get back in shape and I have what looks like a new bike (same parts, different frame). It was time to get back on our stallions. I was also a bit freaked out yesterday when some of us at the home break realized we kept drifting into brown, warm water which we quickly decided was poop water (or red tide). I'm getting better at saying no to questionable water and chose to let the waves get ridden without me.
However, I did go out yesterday. Once again, the home break delivered some nice rollers. They actually had shoulders! I couldn't believe it. Two days in a row. And I got to spend most of the session with Grace and Ria, both of whom make me laugh. With Ria's recent surfboard purchase, there are now two Slicks at the home break. Yes, I was on my longboard. I didn't even bother to take the shorter board. I think, in retrospect, the waves would have cooperated but I wasn't sure. Still, I was more than satisfied with the waves I got on the Slick. Now, of course, I'm back to loving longboards more than ever and wanting another Slick again. (Ignore me and these ever-changing moods. I'm a Gemini. This vacillation is typical of me.) Why did Ria tell me there were some new Slicks in at my favorite shop? I ran down there today with Soul Brother #2 to take a look. Yep. My Hap Jacobs is gone. I did see a new Slick I can work nicely with. I think I may do some board trading soon. I can part with the Channel Islands 7'0" single fin since I now have a Merrick 7'1". I don't much like the way the former surfs anyway. I'm also thinking of parting with my funboard. It's on loan to a friend right now. I never think about that board. It was supposed to be my transition board. I used it for awhile and then made a big jump (in terms of size) down to the Merrick. So there's no need for it in the quiver. Ah, what to do? What to do?