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Sunday April 17 2011 11:00:00 AM
Length of the surf session: 240 min
Surfboard ridden: PSH 10'6 gun
Decided to try paddling out to Mavericks just to get some exercise and be ready for my plan to paddle out on the first small swell next Winter.
Just moved to San Francisco from Lawrence, Kansas to work for Twitter. Did some surfing in Galveston TX when I was a kid and wanted to get back into it. I saw Step into Liquid and decided I'd give it a shot again (after 15 years), so I bought a 10'6 PSH gun from a guy on craigslist for $900.
A little out of shape (been surfing only two times recently. Before that, last time I surfed was 5 years ago, in, believe it or not, Lake Michigan, that was cold), the paddle was really really long, especially since I was still getting a feeling for the board since I'd only taken it out to Linda Mar on a couple of small days.
Went out through the breakwater (I think they call this the "lagoon" but I don't know why), and out past the rocks. I'm not sure where the real lineup is, and the swell was just barely showing so I couldn't really find it.
No sharks, no boats, just calm water and 4 hours of slow paddling out and back. Not even really spooky at all. Mavericks was sleeping.
Created: Wednesday April 20 2011 09:18:43 PM
Modified: Wednesday April 20 2011 09:30:41 PM