Me and Eric decided to go to Off-The-Wall the other day and needless to say it was a good idea. We got there around 8am feeling pretty good. It was a little cold (to Hawaii standards) but after some quick stretching we were in the water.
From the shore it didn’t really look like the heavy hitter it was once you were in the impact zone on your way out. It wasn’t that hard to get out to the line up but it was kinda hard to know where to sit that day. I found myself in the wrong spot on one occasion and took two 4-6 footers on the head. I was dazed and I was so surprised my leash didn’t snap. Even after the waves had hit me my board felt like it was stuck in the reef. I’m sure Shane Dorian and Sunny Garcia had a laugh at me because they were out too. So dazed and a little shaken up I stayed out for a little while longer until I decided to go in and take a breather. Some of our other friends showed up and even gave me some water. I was stoked. Eric was still out snapping shots of everyone. He got the neatest shot of John John Florence boosting like 6ft out. Jeff Hubbard was also out pulling big airs off of everything. I was having a blast sitting there and watching the spectacle. The thought crossed my mind to just leave but with some encouragement Eric got me out in the water again. By this time it was around 10am or 11am. The wind was just starting to pick up but the surf was still holding up. I got some fun rides in and was stoked that I didn’t just get up and go. Here are some shots
We left around 1pm. It was a solid session. After going home and looking through the shots a few times at Eric’s, playing some video games, and grabbing a quick bite we went back out to V-land from 4pm-6pm. It was a good day. Mahalo Eric!