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.