This may not even technically count as a surf session. The waves were 1-2, and the 2 is being very generous. I really didn’t expect anything, but it was still disheartening. But I put the Merlin in the water a few towers down from the pier and did a lap to the pier and back. When I got to the pier, I did sit for a bit and wait, just in case something rolled in. Nothing really did, just one of the phantom 2s. But being on the Merlin, I was able to pick it up. And then a grom dropped in on me! The wave was ankle-high and going nowhere. I wasn’t so much surprised that a grom dropped in on me, they do that all the time. I was just surprised that he thought that wave was worth chasing, which it wasn’t, he immediately lost momentum and sunk out of the “wave.”
On the paddle back I did get the sense that set might roll in, so I paddled out a ways and waited again. But I couldn’t hang long. After seeing the following video earlier today, I was super spooked bobbin’ out there by myself. The set never came.