Wonderful Lunch at Putsborough
Puts today hid us from the southerly and offered up some juicy clean swells at high tide. An unexpected delight after my previous surf here and the less than optimistic surf forecast. When we turned the corner and looked down from the top the sight of lush waves instead of the 1ft mess I was expecting I nearly shot through the roof!
It's always busy on days like this though but I was just happy to immediately lay to rest the spectre of my last Puts experience. Looking forward to tomorrow. (Interesting too to know it can be really good at high tide because I've had some bad high tide times there.)
The way my new 9'8 catches the waves is so graceful and smooth it's such a pleasure! The different technique to turn and trim is a challenge I'm relishing. I'm so fickle: I wished I'd brought my 'shortboard' when I saw the waves. When I got out there I enjoyed the log so much. To be honest - I'd have loved it out on my old Mini Mal. You can get too obsessed/distracted with boards (but, paradoxically, that obsession just adds to the pleasure, excitement and richness of it all).