Wednesday, January 26, 2011
At last a set came and I was perfectly positioned on the take off spot and got a ripping little ride on the Standard coming across in front of a short boarder trying to take off outside of me and flying along the face over the top of his daughter's softop as she headed back out and on down the line dodging and weaving through the flotsam, sorry holiday visitors. Man, this little mat flies when it gets going and seems to find the best place to be on the wave with ease. Very impressed, I enthusiastically headed back out to the line up for the next ride. I and another guy were waiting out the back for the bigger waves and we both took off on the next one even though I was some way inside of him and possible too far in, but fortunately he pulled out for some reason and I was stunned at how easily the little Standard caught up with the wave and placed me perfectly in the spot again for another terrific ride. Impressive work again.
The final wave was just a gem and I was the only taker this time and scoring what must have been one of the most perfect mat rides I have experienced on a small peeler. It must have looked good from inside as I saw one of the local surf school instructors eyeballing me all the way.
I will definitely be choosing to ride the Standard a little more often in the future.