Monthly Archives: October 2008

If the Westuit Fits…

Well, it’s sad but true: the time has come for donning the wetsuit.

It’s been wonderful “trunkin’ it” all summer — but even at 61 degrees, I need a little neoprene between me and the water. Unfortunately, my good old full suit has seen better days and needs to be replaced.

But the thing is, it’s hard to find a good wetsuit that fits in all the right places.

For some reason, most of the women’s suits are too narrow in the shoulders and too wide in the hips. Hey, wetsuit manufacturers — we’re surfers, remember? Not couch potatoes. What about designing a women’s wetsuit with an athlete in mind, huh?

Geesh. If anyone knows where I can get a 4/3 full suit that’s made for a female surfer, please let me know! It’s starting to get cold out there!

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Searching for Man’s Land

Have you ever had one of those sessions where it seems like you’re paddling around in no-man’s land?

That’s what happened to me this afternoon.

And the thing is, it was 4-6′ and glassy — a perfect fall day in Southern California. I paddled out with David (James showed up later) but I could not track down the peak I was after. It looked like there was a nice left — but wait, there’s a right! — and I found myself chasing down those darn peaks without getting anything in return.

I was, indeed, in no-man’s land.

The good news is the swell is supposed to last for a couple more days. Hopefully, tomorrow, I’ll be right where I want to be: in man’s land.

Hope you are too.

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