Mailman dropped off my copy of Nathan Oldfield's latest film "Seaworthy". Had read about the film and the man in the last TSJ and sought out to purchase a copy. While this is probably not a film for everyone, I really liked it. You could say it has little bit Thomas Campbell influence or a little bit of Andrew Kidman maybe..... Regardless, it has a lot of Nathan Oldfield influence and that's good enough for me. Really liked the Tom Wegener sections. That guy is just cool. 20'+ Olo to his 12' & 16' boards, he is just too smooth. Love the fact that he is always smiling.
Sadly, I was not smiling after tonight's surf. Headed over to CM hoping the NE swell had arrived late. At 3:30pm there was little to nothing so I headed over with my new hull to see if I could sneak in a surf. Well, the swell arrived and Poverty was going off pretty good. Should've come home and grabbed another board but decided to give the new hull a go in some pretty good thumping beach break. I learned a lot tonight... Overhead sets and steep drops make it hard to control the speed and grip of the board on my forehand. Every frontside wave I went on did not have a happy ending. A few larger set waves only saw me slide down the face sideways in hopes of catching a little bit of rail in order to grip into the wave face. No joy. Funny that every right (backhand) I dropped into went great. Big drops and bottom turns were not an issue. I am guessing foot placement and/or fin size (9" narrow base Greg Liddle) may be a contributing factor. Whatever the case, several waves provided a nice rush and all in all it wasn't a bad session. Until I got out and noticed the wound in the nose. Guessing one of those nasty beatings after the slide down the face pushed the board into the bottom. Not a horrid ding but through the glass on just my third go out. The garage will smell of resin this weekend..... ;)