Comfort Zone

Today’s surf ski session was all about pushing the comfort zone. The waves in the video don’t look massive and by some standards they weren’t. However, they always look a little bigger when you are sat low in a surf ski in amongst them and with over 6m of heavy fibreglass essentially strapped to you the stakes are always raised a little.

The waves meant that I had quite a long paddle to get out the back and the once out there it was a case of picking my waves carefully so as not to get caught out by them. The fact that I was out on my own (as usual) also helped to push things right up to the edge of my comfort zone. That said, once I settled into it things went well.

I soon realised that I was catching waves quite a way out which and they were reforming in a deep channel between sandbanks which did to some extent give me a zone of non-breaking water which was something of a safety net. If I came out the worst that was likely to happen was that ski and me would get washed into this area where there would be a chance to remount. The safety net wasn’t needed though and I caught wave after wave in the drizzle. Car was needed to pick a suitable wave all the way back into the beach as well.

Here are some clips of just a few of the waves.

1 Response

  1. Mum xx says:

    I hope you are still being sensible ? Enjoying life is great but too many risks is not ! Looked pretty grey to be out alone x xxx

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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