We took an extended walk today and the waves looked small, but pretty fun. After lunch on the pier at Ruby's, a first for me, I gasped at how yummy the waves looked. We got home and I grabbed my board.
I was at the water about forty minutes later and the waves had disappeared. Since it was so hot and I'd made the trek, I wasn't going home with dry hair so I walked about 3/8 of the way to the pier and "paddled" out where there wasn't anyone. The water was refreshingly cold. It was so cold that with the first rinse of water into my 3/2 I felt numb in my midsection. Thank goodness I didn't trunk it like I thought about doing!
I caught a right within a minute of perching and got a half-pump in before attempting a backside 360 which didn't go nearly as well as I'd envisioned it in my head. I got to about the 165 mark before the lip took over and I spilled onto the flat water.
Fifteen minutes and zero waves later, I decided to wade to the pier in an attempt to so harness any sort of swell the pier's bathymetry could pull in. It took me about twenty minutes to half-wade/half paddle there and for my efforts, I got to sit with two other people and watch neither of them catch waves. Twenty minutes later, I went in on a closeout.