Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last Day, Success!

It's vacay, I've been lazy and haven't kept up with the blog. Last weekend the waves were great. I was catching them consistently, the only problem was the amount of traffic out there. Lots of people in the water and they were much faster in setting up for the wave. So I bailed early many times.

We are heading back up to Philly today so I went down to the beach for one last sesh. The waves were only about knee to waist high. By most standards, not that good, great for a n00b like me tho. I was able to charge many waves, right after another. Stood up on 90% of them. It was a great way to end the trip. I consider it a success. I ready to move on from the foam training board to a proper longboard. OCNJ here I come!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Waves Bigger Today, Not As Successful

Yesterday waves were smaller but choppy. I was at about 70% success with the waves I caught.
Today the waves were bigger and get better throughout our session. By the time they were really good I was physically tapped out. Didn't fully ride any waves today. Fail. Tomorrow is another day.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Successful Day Yesterday, Off Today

Did 2 sessions yesterday. First session was my best with another 80% success rate. I took a break and went out again but the waves were rougher and too close together. I got thrown off of one right at the top. It was time to go in after that.

Taking today off to give my shoulders a break from the last 2 days of intense paddling.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Success Yesterday

Stood up and rode 80% of the waves I caught yesterday. The last wave was the best, I was super stable and even carved a bit! If I can keep that percentage up for the rest of the week I'll call it mission accomplished.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Back In The Water

Took the last 2 days off due to that foot injury. No more 10Ks for me. The board just fits in the Mini although it has to stick out the passenger window.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Waves Are Beat Today

Foot is hurting slightly anyway. I'll probably just go for a swim in the choppity chop. Did that last night and it was ridic!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Taking Today Off

My foot is jacked up from running the past few days so I don't think I'm hitting the water today. Going to play some Heroes of the Storm, read some tech books, and hang out with my nephew.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


...I will be out there. Just waiting for my board to show up.

Ready To Go...

Breakfast eaten, Dosed up on Aleve. Blisters sliced and drained. Liquid Bandage Applied, that stuff is amazing. IcyHot patches applied. Packed up, ready to get into the wetsuit. Dude, where's my ride???!???

Day 3 Begins

Looked at the surf cams, waves are great. Just waiting on my crew to head down to the beach.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Getting Ready For An Evening Sesh

Had a nap, blisters and sunburn feel a bit better. The waves are really good so we are heading out. Get to try out the new board!

10K Complete, In Recovery Mode

10K complete, met my goals: ran the full race without stopping, finished under an hour. Got some serious blisters and my sunburn is killing me. Hanging in side until late afternoon. Hopefully the waves are good and we'll go for an evening sesh.

Day 2: Early Morning Wakeup

I apparently got some sweet sunburn yesterday which made sleep fairly uncomfortable. I was supposed to wake up at 6 AM to get ready for the road race but since I wasn't sleeping well, I got up at 4 AM. I need to layer on the sunscreen and get some aloe later.

I hope the sunburn doesn't prevent me from getting in the water today, I bought a board more suitable for beginners yesterday that I'm itching to try out. It's a foam board that is apparently much more stable and always rides on top of the water due to its buoyancy which also makes paddling easier. The only downside is it does not ride well in really big waves.

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Successful First Day In The Water

It was a bit rough getting out to the big breaking waves but I managed to catch a few and even stood up on one! Got thrown off a few of the big ones and started riding the foam in the mid breaks.

The water was cold my wet suit (O'Neill Mutant 4/2) rocks! Apparently its one of the new style seams where its not a zip up, you have to climb into it. Takes some effort but no water got in, I was quite toasty.

Had lunch at this burrito stand that makes these things called UFOs, basically a high quality Crunch Wrap Supreme. Ridic!

Can't wait for tomorrow, going to wake up and run in a 10K race with my family and then hit the waves.