March 3, 2007 (Saturday)
Small and sloppy but fun. Initially, light onshore and no sets, then wind more east with surge of waves, then onshore and nothing again.
Please indulge me. The reason I enjoyed myself was because of my new board. It works nuts. I know I've been saying this with each one I get, but this model is the best I've had so far from anyone. Since I finally got the hang of it, I can't tell you enough how well it's been performing.
It does everything my F6 did and better. It catches waves more easily (because, I think, I have to move up closer to the nose when paddling), and it's super fast (down the line and around sections); it gouges with huge spray; it pivots quickly and crisply without the fins losing contact even in the steepest areas; it effortlessly climbs the foam and lip (even with steps/bumps/chop in the face); and it's very resistant to pearling. It makes me feel comfortable and confident. I love this frickin' board.
Posted at 6:47 PM