"Paddle Around" -- 7/11/03
Date: July 11, 2003
Words: Had some time to kill so I jumped in the water. The supposed swell turned out to be another bust. Typical summer hype.
Decided to once again try the shortboard. I must've been flailing extra-plenty in the smallness because when I was on the inside this girl on a longboard told me to "paddle around" to get back out. Encouraging words, but I had to laugh to myself. I must've really looked kooky out there.
Disappointingly, the best wave was a thigh-high right that peeled with crystalline beauty. I had my hands full just staying on the weak wave. But it was still a pretty little wave.
Aloha from Paradise,