Small craft advisory is a great thing! Nasty weather is what we crave. Many people say -hey you're going surfing??? It's going to rain!
Ahhh, yeah, so?
End of school, start of summer, good way to kick it off.
*We went to find it was like a bath tub with head high waves but small sections and the wind shifted to onshore flopping the waves over but it was nice to be in the water anyway. Sore muscles etc. Small craft advisory is nothing to take lightly because I just heard a kayaker lost his life in the sound yesterday or the day before as a result of the conditions. Mother Nature is unpredictable!
Guess who this is?
Customer came in and we got to talking (brunette in back) and she said she spent years as a nurse in Hawaii. Course, that got me talking about surfing and later she sent me this picture of her with this surfing legend on Maui in the early 90's. She wanted a pic to send home to make her friends jealous so she went up to the guy in the pic on the right to see if he would be in a pic with them he said yes, let me go get "him," and he brought Laird Hamilton back, and she has the pic all these years later to prove she met the most famous Hawaiian surfer.
Typical summer wavecast
What to do when there are no waves in sight!?
The perfect solution if you love the ocean but there ain't any waves in sight is to go scuba dive where you surf, it will be guaranteed to be clear water, no coves or inlets with two foot visability.
Theres nothing like the the marine life and the weightlessness and the uncanny weirdness of breathing underwater to add dimension to your life. There's lots of cool stuff down there.
Most people stand on the shore and look out at the ocean, it's the only perspective they ever live to see. Surfers get to sit out on the ocean and look at the waves bashing against the rocks, or at the lighthouse standing strong against the elements with ancient architecture especially during inclement weather. It's nice having those different perspectives as memories.
Same thing with scuba diving. Most people look at the ocean's shimmering surface, or see the prop wash on the back of a ferry but never look at the bottom of a boat from one hundred feet below it. Never see a barracuda being chased by a hammerhead shark. Go night scuba diving. Float weightlessly through the cargo hold of a sunken freighter when every sense is yelling that gravity should be pulling! It's all waiting for you once you get certified. It's easy!
Grab the kid after school...
...grab the boards, put Connecticut in the rear view. Wax up the boards, surf till dark. Wind and waves conspire to make the ocean a playground.