Six weeks of summer break.... over. Today was officially the first day of school here in southern San Diego. Kind of weird to be starting school in July and I'm not too sure how happy I am about it. I liked the old days when summer was so long that you forgot what day it was. I'm not complaining- I enjoy what I do it's just that, well, I wanted to do so much more. But, I kind of ran short on time and inspiration.
Fortunately, there's a couple of paddle surfing events on the horizon that I'm getting jazzed about. A couple of good surf trips and maybe a select local race or two. I'm not over and done with racing- it's just that it's taken a back seat to the surfing side of paddling. One bright spot- I got a look at my race board today. Stamps (who, by the way, just won the prestigious Seaside 70's surf contest again.... for the fifth time) sent me a little video clip of the board getting "tuned up" (more on that later). The board looks sweet and I'm excited to see how it feels out in open water. There's even a chance it'll be done by this weekend.
Life goes on- the boards keep coming and we keep our fingers crossed for more surf and sunshine. Undoubtedly, there's a bunch of fun days of stand up paddling still to be had this summer- it's just time to turn the page on my summer break and begin the next chapter. I'm ready, bring it on.