19 April 2009

No Banks Blues

There is nothing more frustrating than arriving at your local beach to find a perfect straight hander from one end to the other. Commonly called the Clifton Closeout, the wave has its advantages:
  • you can go left, right or straight ahead on any wave anywhere along the beach.
  • you can share the peak with dozens of other surfers.
  • its great for practicing take offs.
But above all, iIt lowers you expectations about what a good wave really is so that when a small peak does appear you are easily pleased. The Oldfartsurfer has always said that the secret to happiness is to be easily pleased - a carollary of admitting yer an oldfartsurfer.

The banks have disappeared and the search is on.

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