Today definitely felt like March. Â Kiteboarders were out and the windy conditions that are so typical for Springtime were abound. Â The perfectly groomed waves of weeks past seem soo long ago. Â With the waiting period for the Maverick’s contest and Eddie officially over it’s hard not to talk about the end of winter, even though we still have a couple weeks left and could still see some good swell headed our way. Â Early next week is expected to get up to 15+ ft on the buoys for example. Â Don’t put away those guns just yet.
It wasn’t the most epic of winters, but we did have a bunch of epic days and many very rideable non-life threatening days…which you gotta love. Â Still snapped a handful of leashes and did my fair share of swimming down to Davey Jones’ locker. Â Had some of my best and biggest waves ever and even was happy about what I was able to capture behind the lense when I wasn’t paddling.
These shots were from February on a really fun day before a storm hit. Â Got a great right hander from way outside at the top of a rip that is still burned in my mind like I just kicked out of it. Â It was one of those sets that just break out a little further, stand up a bit taller, and toss further, with a bit of bump thrown in for good measure because the rip current runs right through it. Â The kind that if you mess up the drop, the whole line-up to the inside is going to see you get pummeled. Â So many good memories to reflect back on and hopefully a few more to come.
As the sun sets on another winter surf season, the days get longer and the winds start to pick up, it’s a good opportunity to finish up on all my board projects and repairs that have been sitting all winter long and start thinking about maybe taking a surf trip somewhere. Â Thankful that I have the photos and rich memories to get me by till then. Â Spring has Sprung.