Coming in with our Florida goggles on, David and I pretty much feel like we’ve scored the jackpot thus far. The waves have been rideable everyday, with everything from waist to chest to double overhead. Today and tomorrow are the supposed smaller, flattest days in the forecast and yet we managed to find Middles doing this, this morning:
We’re up before dawn each day for a quick pre-surf yoga, followed by a couple cups of coffee for me and a giant bowl of oatmeal for David. We’re in the water by daybreak and as long as the wind cooperates, try to surf until noon. Afternoons are brutal in the sun, so we use that time to relax, prep things for dinner and catch up on work. The image below is Maria’s from last Monday… hard to tell in the pic, but basically 8-10 ft.
While David would be happy if everyday were 8-10 ft, I prefer something more like the image below, say in the 3-5 ft range. I did have someone tell me yesterday that I dropped into a “triple story” wave, but I think they were trying to say triple my size.
The late afternoons and evening sessions have been nice, with mellower crowds and enough clouds to keep the setting sun from blinding us. Surfing until dusk, we saute up some fresh veggies to go with the rice and beans we made in the afternoon and are asleep by nine, ready to wake up and do it all over. I must say, it hasn’t started to get old yet.