Redemption session (sort of)
I had to have some redemption today, since it's been over a month since I did anything resembling surfing. And I did get some.
The waves were little and easy to catch. I had even lost my confidence in my ability to catch waves after so many crap sessions. Today, for the most part, I got that confidence back.
And I did get to my feet three or four times, but no further than that.
That's the discouraging thing about surfing (number eleven on my list of things I hate about it), that even a short stretch of being out of the water or doing badly can set you back years.
This summer, I was ready to work on turning. Now, all I can do is try to get up (any way I can, not popups) and not fall off. I have to try to work my way back to being able to learn to turn.
D. was in the water and very helpful, saying "Let's see some turns," but I just couldn't do it. He even tried to explain how to do it but I just didn't have enough experience to relate to what he was saying. It was Greek to me. I think it will take months to get back to where I was. I hope it's not years.