04 December 2011

Making the Best of a Closed Out Situation

First, surf mats rule. In case you didn't know that, I thought I'd repeat it. When the conditions are obviously less than satisfactory, I can get on the mat and thoroughly enjoy myself, if only for a short time.

As you can see, the wave is both small and closed out. That's always a joy. (sigh) Not really. But there are times when I insist on getting wet regardless of the conditions. This was one of them. And I had the presence of mind to take a mat and a board. The thing about the mat is that when the conditions stink, you know you're still going to enjoy yourself. I'm not sure why that is. When you're on a board in those same conditions, it's often difficult to find the fun in the situation. I suppose this is one of the reasons why it would behoove watermen and waterwomen to have mats in their quivers. I'm at the point, now, where I can't imagine life without a surf mat.

I'm still not 100%, but I'm getting there. As I sit here typing, one ear is kind of closed up. There's no dizziness connected with it though. I think it's the the bug, or whatever virus/infection/plague I caught, putting up one last fight to hang on. It's too late though. The grapefruit seed extract already got down to business days ago.

I love pelicans.

They make me smile.

As do waves with shape. And hickory smoke-flavored pistachio nuts. And custom wetsuits. And the big red beast of a station wagon parked outside.

I'm now waiting for a call, hoping my friend will say The Place Which Shall Remain Nameless is breaking. That is my winter spot. Judging from the water temperature, it's now winter!

Pray for surf!


At 12/4/11, 5:30 PM, Blogger Robin Thomson said...

I love pelicans too and hope that I may have the opportunity to come back as one in the next life if don't quite nail nirvana this time round!


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