Buddy's Picture -- 5/19/04

BammBamm at the 'house

Date: May 19, 2004
Time: 0730 -- 0930
Spot(s): dhlh
Conditions: Slight onshore with light, familiar crowd
Swell: Semi-inconsistent, with more of an easterly component
Surf: 1-3' Haw'n

Words: I wasn't really planning on going. Honest. But when I saw Buddy's picture from the day before (and heard about his session), I had to go. Just idyllic dhlh.

So I took off a couple hours in the morning and headed to Town. When I got there, I foundů smaller waves. Don't get me wrong, it was still nice to be out there on a work day. Nice little waves came in on occasion, a little peaky and weak, but still fun. However, my expectations were just a little higher--should've known better than to set myself up for disappointment.

The shortboard was fun. I tried pushing it around a little bit more. Wiped out pretty comically, but at least I'm learning my boundaries and trying to go a little beyond. Session ended with a wave drought where I had to paddle in to get to work.

Oh well. Buddy's picture was too tantalizing.

Aloha from Paradise,