Board: Angulo Triumph 81 Sail: 5.2 Worldsail Surge '12
After missing the entire last wave season and the first two fronts of this year, today was especially sweet! Awesome, smooth waves. The kind you can catch near the jetty and link together all the way to the pier on a good run. I lasted nearly an hour and then started losing grip on the boom because my hands are out of practice. So now I know what to work on when I can't get on the water. Surprisingly, the rest of my sailing didn't feel rusty and the rest of my muscles felt fine. I felt like I never stopped. I was turning where I wanted to on the wave and making my tacks and jibes. I slid out on my fin a few times...oops. Wish I had brought my little board. I also really need to find where I stored my wetsuits. I got cold. Gordon made it down just in time for the front! He loaned me a top. Matt, Mike, Larry, also came out, and I wish I'd known that Vanessa and Chris were sailing with Olivier further up the beach to learn the waves, because I didn't recognize them and would have gone to say hi.
Above all, though, it was sad seeing how destroyed the town still is. Despite the fun day it felt sad driving through the destruction.