Sunzal is a wave that is located on the west side of El Tunco, the east side being occupied by La Bocana. It is a slower wave and is surfed mainly by beginners. Aaron was loving it because he was taking his pick of waves. This being his last session of the trip I decided to paddle out.
The paddle-out is, on a big day, the longest the vast majority of visiting surfers will experience during their surfing careers. Today was small, maybe four-foot, but it was still an arm-noodler.
Mac was having his first post-injury surf and paddled for a set wave. He shouted me onto it after he decided it wasn't for him. I was facing him, but quickly whirled around and did the lean-way-forward, two-paddle take-off. The whitewash hit me. I was thrown off-balance and struggled to get up. My board hit a chop, sending the front half of it airborne. When it touched down again, the battle had been lost. I fell backwards and had an unpleasant experience, smacking 'the boys' on the water. Oof.
I paddled back out and ulled back fromm about five waves as they didn't have much of a wall to them.
Finally, a decent one came and I was on it. I did a drawn-out roundhouse cutty and connected with the wash just fine. My second one was done as the wave was petering out and was unsuccessful.
I was over it and went in.