All These Small Days

What can we do with all these small days?  It’s kind of funny, actually.  Looking at the reports beforehand, surf conditions looked grim.  Driving into the parking lot, the surf still looked bleak.  Even walking out to the water, there wasn’t much hope.  Yet, while we were out there, Josh, Mike, Nabil and myself had a blast.  And now, watching the video, I’m still not sure how we managed to have so much fun on those sad, sad little waves.  But look at us grinning…

The waves were waist-high at best and a long ride was rare.  Still, there were two that I managed to glide all the way to the beach.  But the waves being so small, everyone was practicing their low-center-of-gravity stance to keep momentum.  A few other dudes seemed to get a few half-decent nose rides.  The shortboarders were really hurting for action, though.  But the water was warm and incredibly clear, the sun was out and I was surfing with my buds.  So, no complaints from me.

I said that our last video was the “best, worst video ever.”  Well, now here’s a new contender.  This video is equally unimpressive.  (Now you just can’t wait to see it! I’m really selling this one. I do try to spice this one up a bit with some silly editing and music though.)  But it’s what we do with all these small days.

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  1. Brandon on 4 September 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I need to surf more, that is what this video tells me. Just hanging out with the bros, goofing off. I like that dude’s shuffle steps to the nose…


    • Jeff on 4 September 2009 at 6:12 pm

      My favorite is the guys sweet monkey dismount after the nose ride was over.

  2. Miguel on 4 September 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Cool video.. there’s nothing like morning glass even in knee high surf.

  3. Manabu on 5 September 2009 at 8:58 am

    Greetings from Half Moon Bay, ca.

    Right on! I often get out in smallest of the conditions and come back having so much fun. Small waves are just as difficult to catch and work, but really teaches me to surf well.

    • Jeff on 5 September 2009 at 12:22 pm

      It’s funny that you mention that small waves improve our surfing technique. That’s very true. I also find that all my surf-related injuries occur during small surf. I don’t know if it is because I am not as focused or vigilant during the smaller surf, but if I get hurt, it’s always on a small wave.

  4. Orajeboom on 8 September 2009 at 8:49 am

    Dude, i waited till monday – excuse me – tuesday morning to get into work to watch this. After the super chill weekend, and actually getting my wife in the water – reliving friday with such an appropriate soundtrack put a huge grin on my face. Always good times out there! A-Bone – make sure you turn your alarm on this week!

  5. Sephy on 8 September 2009 at 4:29 pm

    What have I been missing?? Awesome stuff! And a good sell to get back out there. See you boys Friday!

  6. Tracey on 14 September 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I love days like this. They are made for laughing and goofing off in the water and lots of sweet little rides. Thanks for sharing, I watched this one twice for extra smiles.

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